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THE PAVILION OF THE 




MAINE 

VERMONT 

CONNECTICUT 

RHODE ISLAND 

MASSACHUSETTS 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 



SEPTEMBER 19, 1963 



GROUNDBREAKING AT THE 

NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 



The exhibit of the six New 
England States will convey the 
theme "New England, where 
our past began, our future 
begins." Displays will include 
historic landmarks, culture, 
industry and the seafaring 
background of the area, 
a country store and restaurant, 
and an amphitheatre where 
community-sponsored 
events will be staged. 
Campbell & Aldrich of Boston 
are the architects, Dan Kiley 
Associates the landscape 
architects, and Gilbane Build- 
ing Company the contractors. 



Excerpts from transcription of remarks made by 
New England and World's Fair officials at 
groundbreaking ceremonies for the New Eng- 
land States Exhibit at the New York World's 
Fair, Thursday, September 19, 1963. 



AMBASSADOR RICHARD C. PATTERSON, JR. 
[Chief of Protocol]: Ladies and gentlemen. President 
Moses, General Potter and all of us are happy to have the 
six New England governors here. 

There is no section of America richer than New 
England in charm and beauty; no part of this country 
with its great wealth of historic tradition. The original 
and exciting pavilion which will stand here on this spot 
will project the flavor and fragrance of New England. It 
will also depict the past achievements and goals of each 
state. 

It is now my pleasure to introduce General William E. 
Potter, executive vice president of the Fair. 

GENERAL WILLIAM E. POTTER: Ladies, gov- 
ernors, Mr. Moses, Ambassador Patterson. Governors, 
you were the first to select a site at the Fair. Through 
the egis of your New England Council, the like of which 
does not exist in any other area of the United States, a 
recommendation was made, studied, accepted, and a deci- 
sion made to proceed. Six sets of legislation, appropria- 



tions and executive approval took a little time, but now the 
plans are under way. You can all be proud of the example 
you are showing the world. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you, General 
Potter. I now have the high honor to present the Honor- 
able Robert Moses, president of the New York World's 
Fair. 

MR. ROBERT MOSES: Governors, ladies, Ambassador 
Patterson and friends. The New England States, as Gen- 
eral Potter has indicated, have done what we would expect 
of them. They got together and planned an exhibit that 
represents a most important and distinguished and his- 
torical part of the country. It's the kind of thing we ought 
to have more of — people who have a common objective 
getting together to further that objective. 

Our objective here doesn't constitute any kind of a 
mystery. All world's fairs have as their main purpose, 
bringing people together in a sort of Olympic contest of 
skill and strength and ability, to promote friendship and, 
in the end, to establish peace. And that's our objective 
here. 

Well, this is the New England Exhibit, and we are 
delighted that you're here, we're delighted that you're 
here together on one spot. And we hope that when the 
Fair opens you'll move here and stay here for the two 
whole seasons. Thank you. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you, Mr. 
Moses. There's probably no one better qualified to hold 
his present post than the next speaker. He has a long 



1963 New York World's Fair 1964-1965 Corporollon 



background in New England's industrial development and 
serves as executive vice president of the New England 
Council. I take pleasure in presenting Mr. Gardner A. 
Caverly, president of the New England Council World*s 
Fair Corporation. 

MR. GARDNER A. CAVERLY: Ladies, governors, 
and all you distinguished guests. This is a great day — 
it's a great day for New England. It's producing — for 
all of us here, for the people of our six states — the first 
truly visual evidence that a great combined effort is to 
result in a tangible and vital expression of the region's 
past, present and promising future. 

The New England States Exhibit is the only regional 
state exhibit at this tremendous Fair. This is as it should 
be, for there is no other area in our country in which the 
states work so closely together. The New England Council 
World's Fair Corporation is, in my opinion, but another 
example of the way in which the business interests and 
state governments of our region combine to accomplish 
things which are in the best interests of all. 

Each of our states has its particular assets and resources 
in material things and in people, which complement those 
of the other states and meld in producing a viable whole. 
Our objective, here at the Fair, is not to show visitors a 
bit of New England, but rather to capture and to reflect 
the true image of uniqueness which makes New England 
such an important contributor to our nation's progress — 
and tell the story so well that millions more will be unable 
4 to resist the urge to come to New England and see for 



themselves. Thank you very much. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you, Mr. 
Caverly. The next speaker's distinguished and brilliant 
career in public service began with his own service in the 
Maine legislature. He was State Senator for two years, 
and president of Maine's Senate in 1959- He has served as 
governor of that great state since 1959. I am honored to 
present the Honorable John H. Reed. 

HON. JOHN H. REED [Governor of Maine] : Thank 
you very much. Ambassador Patterson. General Potter, 
President Moses, fellow distinguished governors, lovely 
ladies and friends. I am certainly delighted to be here 
today to head the Maine delegation at this very historic 
groundbreaking. 

As Governor of the State of Maine I want to say that 
this is an especially significant moment for my fellow 
citizens. The people of Maine have watched, with keen 
interest, the progress that has been made here at the Fair. 
This great exposition represents to us a tremendous oppor- 
tunity for promoting the interests of Maine, and a tre- 
mendous medium for communication among the citizens 
of the world to come closer together. 

We shall take full advantage of the opportunity, in 
company with our other New England States, of present- 
ing to the millions who will come to the Fair a comprehen- 
sive picture of who we are, what we are, and what we 
stand for. It is our hope that we will do our full share 
in presenting the story of New England. The very fact 
that this pavilion could be built is, in my opinion, a 



Mr. Gardner A. Caverly, president of the 

New England Council World' s Fair 

Corporation, receiving official World's Fair 

medallion from Mr. Robert Moses, president 

of the New York World's Fair Corporation. 





tribute to the enlarging spirit of cooperation which is in 
evidence among the states of the northeast. 

None of us alone could have brought this great project 
to fruition. Together we are able to do it and do it well, 
just as we have joined forces in supporting the organiza- 
tion of the New England Council. 

We in Maine envision the New York World's Fair to 
be the motivation of a volume of traffic such as we have 
never before experienced. We are, of course, very grateful 
for this opportunity. We shall endeavor to present the 
picture of our state in such proportion and in such attrac- 
tiveness that there will be a great desire on the part of all 
Fair patrons to visit the great pinetree state. Thank you 
very much. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you, Governor 
Reed. The Governor of New Hampshire has a distin- 
guished record as a scholar, lawyer, editor and public ser- 
vant. He is his state's first Democratic governor in 40 
years, which of course endears him very much to all of us 
Democrats in New York. I give you the Honorable John 
W. King. 

HON. JOHN W. KING [Governor of New Hamp- 
shire]: Fellow dignitaries, fellow governors, ladies and 
gentlemen. Em happy to join my colleagues from the other 
New England States to break ground for our exhibit 
which will present to millions of visitors to this great Fair, 
the true picture of New England. New Hampshire is 
especially glad of the chance to present its real story here. 
Many people know about our magnificent scenery and our 



year-round recreation opportunities. The New York 
World's Fair gives us the opportunity to remind the 
world that New Hampshire is also a center of industry 
and culture. We rank second in the nation in the per- 
centage of our population employed by industry'. More 
than 40% of our income is from manufacturing, and 
New Hampshire's workers are widely respected for pro- 
ductivity, initiative and skill. 

Our state motto is "Live Free or Die,*' and we take 
it seriously. New Hampshiremen yield to no one in their 
concern for individual liberties or civil liberties, as the 
record clearly shows. We also have a proud tradition of 
following in nobody's footsteps, but of seeking our own 
solutions to our own problems, as we did this year when 
we established the first state sweepstakes in modern times. 

Of course, we also cooperate with our sister states to 
promote the common good of all. This New England 
Exhibit is a good example of our ability to work together. 
I know that the visitors who will start streaming through 
here next year will find it entertaining and revealing in 
portraying the true picture of New Hampshire and New- 
England. Thank you. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you, Governor 
King. Our next distinguished speaker has capped a bril- 
liant career in his state by becoming its first Democratic 
governor in 109 years. I have the great honor to introduce 
the Honorable Philip Henderson Hoff, Governor of 
Vermont. 

HON. PHILIP HENDERSON HOFF {Governor of 



Participating in the 
groundbreaking for the New 
England States Exhibit are : 
(left to right) Governor 
John N. Dempsey of 
Connecticut ; Governor 
John H. Reed of Maine : 
Governor John W. King of 
New Hampshire: Mr. Robert 
Moses, president of the 
New York World's Fair: 
Governor Philip H. Hoff of 
Vermont : Governor Endicott 
Peabody of the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts : 
Governor John H. Chafee 
of Rhode Island: and 
Mr. Gardner A. Caverly. 
president of the New England 
Council World's Fair 
Corporation. 




Vermont]: Thank you, Mr. Ambassador. Other digni- 
taries, fellow governors, ladies and gentlemen. I have 
very strong feelings that the future growth and develop- 
ment of New England will depend in no small part upon 
its ability to act as a single economic unit. I realize that 
we won't achieve this overnight; and perhaps I go a great 
deal further in this respect than my fellow governors. 

I hope that what we are doing here today, and what will 
be seen in the next two years, will stand as a symbol not 
only to die people of New England, but to the people of 
the U. S. and the world as a whole — that here we have 
six states that have been able to pull together to do what 
we are starting here today. 

May I say, in conclusion, chat I am delighted to be here. 
I assume that the people of Vermont will be down in great 
droves; we hope you'll come up and visit us. We are a 
wonderful people — I think. Thank you, gentlemen, very 
much. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you, Governor 
Hoff. Our next speaker comes from a distinguished fam- 
ily of scholars and clergymen. He's a great lawyer and a 
great athlete, and was involved for many years in every 
area of his state's activities. I am honored, indeed, to pre- 
sent the Honorable Endicott Peabody, Governor of Massa- 
chusetts. 

HON. ENDICOTT PEABODY [Governor of Massa- 
chusetts]: Thank you very much, Mr. Ambassador. Gov- 
ernors and your wives, Mr. Moses. Mr. Caverly and 
friends. It's a pleasure to be here representing the Com- 



monwealth of Massachusetts on this great occasion. 

We are very proud, in New England, that the six New 
England governors and the six New England legislatures 
could band together over a period of three years — that 
was the planning stage — to erect this great structure on 
a key site of the World's Fair. 

We believe that New England is a key area of the 
country and we appreciate the fine site which we have 
here. I'd like very much to introduce those present from 
Massachusetts today who have contributed so much to 
this venture: Senator Stanley Zarod, chairman of the leg- 
islative commission of the World's Fair; Mr. Peter Clo- 
herty, secretary of the legislative commission ; Senator 
Dennis McKenna of Somerville; Senator Hammond of 
Weston; Senator McCormick from Quincy; Representa- 
tive Pope from Roxbury; and a gentleman who has been 
appointed by our Great General Court to oversee the ope- 
rations, Mr. William A. Waldron, our Commissioner of 
Administration. Thank you. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you. Gover- 
nor Peabody. Governorship is a tradition in our next 
speaker's family. His great-grandfather and great-uncle 
were governors of his state. The present member of that 
family has distinguished himself not only in war, but in 
public service, and 1 am privileged to present the Hon- 
orable John H. Chafee, Governor of Rhode Island. 

HON. JOHN H. CHAFEE [Governor of Rhode Is- 
land]: Thank you, Mr. Ambassador, Mr. Moses, distin- 
guished guests and their ladies and friends. I am delighted 



to be here for three reasons: first, to meet the famous 
Mr. Moses whom I've read so much about. Second, 
because this is a regional exhibit and Rhode Island is glad 
to be part of this regional effort in which we think all of 
us working together can do much better than if we work 
separately. And third, I'm delighted, because although 
we've had a Chamber of Commerce routine up here in 
which different states have set forth what they can accom- 
plish, I was glad that — when all was said and done — 
a Rhode Island construction company got the job to build 
here. So if there are any complaints whatsoever, I'd be 
glad to assume them, because we have complete confidence 
in the Gilbane Building Company — they'll do a wonder- 
ful job here. Thank you very much for having invited me. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Thank you, Gover- 
nor Chafee. After 25 years of continuous public service, 
as mayor, state representative and Lieutenant Governor, 
the next speaker, a son of Ireland, went on to become the 
first foreign-born governor of his state in almost 300 years. 
I have the honor to present the Honorable John N. Demp- 
sey, the Governor of Connecticut. 

HON. JOHN N. DEMPSEY [Governor of Connecti- 
cut] : Thank you very much, Mr. Ambassador, Mr. Moses, 
General Potter, Mr. Caverly. my fellow governors of New 
England, ladies and gentlemen. While this is a great day 
for New England, it is also an auspicious day for the 
World's Fair, for our country, and for the millions of 
people who will visit this magnificent exposition. This 
groundbreaking ceremony launches our New England 



States on a venture demonstrating to all that the heartland 
of the original colonies of this great nation is as strong 
and as vibrant today as it was in those early days when 
freedom was forged in its midst. 

We are saying today that the six New England States, 
in a joint effort, will be here at the Fair with an exhibit 
which will salute the past, pay tribute to the present, and 
reflect the future of our historic and dynamic region. We 
are saying further, that the same spirit of cooperation 
and brotherhood which bound our states together in earlier 
times, in defense of liberty, still unites us today. 

New England is here at the Fair to present to the world, 
along with its sister states, a picture of our country and 
our people in the mid-1960s. But New England is not 
coming here to stand on its achievements of the past, 
though they are many and significant. We will be here 
to tell the story of New England today and New England 
tomorrow, and to invite the millions who will visit us 
here to share their future with us. As Governor of Con- 
necticut, let me say for my people, that we are proud 
to be a part of this New England Exhibit. It is further 
evidence of the way in which we in New England have 
cooperated in the past to meet and solve our mutual 
problems. 

As chairman of the New England Governors Confer- 
ence, I express New England's pride in this cooperative 
effort and our gratification at the opportunity to show 
the world why we regard New England as the greatest 
place on earth. 




NEW ENGLAND STATES EXHIBIT 



JOHN N. DEMPSEY, Governor, State of Connecticut 

Chairman, New England Governors' Conference 
JOHN H. REED, Governor, Sfofe of Maine 
JOHN W. KING, Governor, Sfofe of New Hampshire 



PHILIP H. HOFF, Governor, Sfofe of Vermonf 

ENDICOTT PEABODY, Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

JOHN H. CHAFEE, Governor, Sfafe of Rhode Island 



New England Council World's Fair Corporation 
1032 Statler Bldg., Boston, Mass. 



PRESIDENT 

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 

SECRETARY 

TREASURER 



CORPORATION OFFICERS 

Gardner A. Coverly, Executive Vice President, The New England Council 

Melvin D. Peach, Executive Assistant, The New England Council 

Courtney A. Crandoll, Vice President, Harold Cabot & Co., Inc. 

Everett Ware Smith, Senior Vice President, New England Merchants National Bank 



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TRUSTEES 

W. Gordon Robertson, President, Bangor and Aroostook Corp., Bangor, Maine • Richard J. Stride, President, Burgess Fobes Paint, Portland, 
Maine • Robert C. Russ, Vice President, Union Mutual Life Insurance Co., Portland, Maine • Robert O. Elliot, Director, Division of Vacation- 
Travel, Maine Department of Economic Development, Augusta, Maine • J. Fred French, President, Amoskeag Savings Bank, Manchester, N. H. • 
Francis E. Nugent, Vice President, Indian Head National Bank, Nashua, N. H. • Charles F. Stafford, General Manager, Laconic Tavern Hotel, 
Laconia, N. H. • Allan V. Evans, Director, Division of Economic Development, N. H. Department of Resources and Economic Development, 
Concord, N. H. • Holmes H. Whitmore, President, Jones & Lamson Machine Co., Springfield, Vf. • Glen M. McKibben, President, Green Mt. 
Power Corp., Burlington, Vt. • H. Stanwood Brooks, General Manager-Treasurer, The C. H. Goss Co., St. Johnsbury, Vt. • Roland R. Vautour, 
Commissioner, Vermont Development Dept., Montpelier, Vt. • Sven Vaule, President, Vaule & Company, Inc., Providence, R. I. • Erskine N. 
White, Jr., Vice President, Gorham Corporation, Providence, R. I. • Adolph T. Schmidt, Executive Director, R. I. Development Council, 
Providence, R. I. • Frank G. Chadwick, Jr., Senior Vice President, The First New Haven National Bank, New Haven, Conn. • Paul V. Hayden, 
Executive Vice President, The Connecticut Light & Power Co., Berlin, Conn. • LeRoy Jones, Managing Director, Connecticut Development 
Commission, Hartford, Conn. • Josiah H. Child, Jr., 11 Lyme Street, Boston, Mass. • John C. Harrington, Robert B. Pitcher Agency, Boston, Mass. 
• Paul F. Hannah, Gadsby, Hannah, Colson and Morin, Boston, Mass. • Erskine N. White, Chairman of the Board, New England Telephone 
& Telegraph Company, Boston, Mass. • Benjamin F. Stacey, Vice President, First National Bank of Boston • Francis J. Sawyer, President, 
Avis Rent-A-Car System, Boston, Mass. 



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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