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GROUNDBREAKING AT THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 

New Jersey Tercentenary Pavilion 





MAY 27, 1963 



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1664-1964 / for Three Centuries People Purpose Progress 



COVER: The New 

Jersey Tercentenary 

Pavilion will consist of 

twenty-one small pavilions, 

representing the twenty- one 

counties of the State, arranged 

around a central theater and four 

gardens. The architect is Philip 

Sheridan Collins, designers are Peter 

Quay Yang Associates, and the landscape 

architect is Richard Cripps.. 




Excerpts from transcription of remarks made by New 

Jersey and World's Fair officials at the groundbreaking 

ceremonies for the New Jersey Tercentenary Pavilion, 

New York World's Fair, May 21, 1963. 



1963 New York World's Foir 1964-1965 Corporation 



AMBASSADOR RICHARD C. PATTERSON, JR. 
[Chief of Protocol]: Governor Hughes, Mrs. Hughes, 
General Potter, distinguished guests, ladies and gentle- 
men. We are here this morning to break ground for the 
important New Jersey Tercentenary Pavilion. I am hon- 
ored to present our first speaker, General William E. 
Potter, executive vice president of the New York World's 
Fair Corporation. 

GENERAL WILLIAM E. POTTER: Governor and 
Mrs. Hughes, Ambassador Patterson, Mr. Troast, friends. 
We are very glad to take part in this groundbreaking 
this afternoon. Mr. Moses, my boss, is on his way home 
from Europe where he had very successful meetings, in 
Italy with respect to the Italian and Vatican exhibits, and 
in Spain in regard to the Spanish Pavilion. He arrives 
home tomorrow. I'm sure he regrets missing this ground- 
breaking since it was he who sold New Jersey the idea 
of celebrating its 300th anniversary at the New York 
World's Fair. On his behalf, Governor Hughes and Mr. 
Troast, I would like to present the medallions which he 
would have given you were he here. 

AMBASSADOR PATTERSON: Ladies and gentle- 
men, the next speaker is Mr. Paul L. Troast, the chairman 
of the Tercentenary Commission of New Jersey. 

MR. PAUL L. TROAST: Mr. Chairman, General Pot- 
ter, Governor and Mrs. Hughes, fellow members of the 



New Jersey Tercentenary Commission, officials of the 
World's Fair, ladies and gentlemen. General Potter, I 
would like to express my gratitude on behalf of the 
Tercentenary Commission for this medallion. It will have 
a treasured place in our State's archives and we hope that 
when this pavilion is completed the World's Fair and its 
officials, as well as the City of New York, and the State 
of New York, will be very proud of the New Jersey 
Tercentenary Pavilion. I am advised that work on our 
pavilion is proceeding on schedule, and on time. This is 
as it should be since New Jersey has never been late in 
anything. We were one of the first to obtain a site, and 
Governor, I think you will admit it is a good one. We 
stand between the Unisphere® and the New York State 
Pavilion and we should attract a lot of attention. 

My main duty here today is to introduce a very, very- 
good friend, and an ardent coworker in the New Jersey 
Tercentenary effort. In the beginning we were fortunate 
in having this Tercentenary initiated by Governor Hughes' 
predecessor, Governor Meyner, who was very helpful. 
Since 1959 we've been planning the 300th birthday of 
the State of New Jersey. Since his election as successor to 
Governor Meyner, we have had no more important advo- 
cate of the New Jersey Tercentenary Commission and its 
participation here at the World's Fair than Governor 
Hughes. It gives me great pleasure to present to you 




NEW JERSEY TERCENTENARY / 1664- 1964 
People, Purpose, Progress 



Cutting New Jersey's 300th birthday cake 
are: Governor Richard J. Hughes, General 
William E. Potter. Mrs. Hughes and 
Paul T roast. The cake, a replica of the 
pavilion, was prepared by the New Jersey 
Board of Bakers Trade. The saber was carried 
at the Battle of Trenton in 1776. 



Richard J. Hughes, Governor of the State of New Jersey. 

GOVERNOR RICHARD J. HUGHES: Thank you 
very much, Paul. Ambassador Patterson, General Potter, 
distinguished senators and other guests. I see some of 
our State legislators here, which is no more than fitting 
because of the significance they attach to this great exhibit 
that we'IJ have here. 

This is not a groundbreaking because we are already 
pretty far advanced, and as Paul Troast very appropriately 
suggests, this is not the beginning — New Jersey was the 
first state to be connected with the Fair, to be assigned 
a site, which as you can see is a very good site — I con- 
sider it the best. We were the first to sign a lease, the 
first to begin planning, therefore we are very happy about 
being alert and on time and joining with New York City 
in its 300th birthday celebration. So, while it's not really 
a groundbreaking we can symbolize it as such. 

Our construction, as Paul says, is on schedule, and I 
think this points up the cooperation which has existed 
between State and industry. We've had dramatic success 
in our fund-raising efforts to support this pavilion and 
all of our other activities in connection with the Tercen- 
tenary celebrations, all of which will bring New Jersey 
to the attention of the world. Paul Stillman and Paul 
Troast and Bob Meyner — you notice the bipartisan tinge 
there, two great Republican New Jerseymen and one great 



Democratic New Jerseyman — I was added as an ex- 
officio member to keep it in strict balance. We worked 
very hard as a team raising this money and we are going 
forward under a Tercentenary Commission — both fed- 
eral and state commissions — with the fresh and novel 
ideas of our director, David S. Davies. 

On these twenty-one platforms New Jersey will tell a 
twenty-one chapter story of our three centuries of people, 
purpose and progress. These are the key words in the 
symbol of the New Jersey Tercentenary : People, Purpose, 
Progress. 

One of the exciting aspects of this pavilion is that 
many young New Jerseymen will staff the Tercentenary- 
Pavilion. They will be bright, smart, young bi-lingual 
New Jersey high school and college students. This is very 
fitting because of all the states I think New Jersey can 
best be characterized as a melting pot for the whole three 
centuries of its existence. All Jerseymen have profited 
by the infusion from many lands of good men with char- 
acter, brains and ability. And so, in saluting our heritage 
and as a service to visitors from nations all over the 
world, the very nations from which New Jersey has 
drawn its strength, we will have available at this pavilion 
persons who can speak the languages of the world. In 
that way, we will be speaking in many languages the 
theme of the Fair, Peace through Understanding.' We 




in New Jersey understand this theme. We continue to 
benefit from a flow of people from throughout the nation 
and the world. We welcome these new Jerseymen; we 
want to tell them so in their own language when they 
visit the New Jersey Tercentenary Pavilion at the Fair. 

We have a birthday cake here symbolizing New Jersey's 
300th birthday and also New York City's 300th birthday 
and I ask General Potter to join with me in cutting it with 
a saber that was carried at the Battle of Trenton in the 
Revolutionary War. This magnificent cake was prepared 
by the New Jersey Board of Bakers Trade under the 
supervision of Frank Verheul, chairman of the Board's 
Tercentenary Commission. 

I would now like to introduce Robert A. Roe, our new 
Conservation Commissioner, Philip Alampi, our Secre- 
tary of Agriculture, and John A. Kervick, our State 
Treasurer. Thank you. 





RICHARD J. HUGHES 
Governor 



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STATE OF NEW JERSEY TERCENTENARY PAVILION 

JOHN A. KERVICK, Treasurer 

CHARLES F. SULLIVAN, Director, Purchase and Property 

NEW JERSEY TERCENTENARY COMMISSION 

Paul L. Troast, Chairman, Clifton : A Charles E. Farrington, Assemblyman and Vice-Chair- 
man. Princeton: A Kenneth Chorley, Hopewell Township; A Mrs. A. R. Green. Elsinboro 
Township: A Frederick H. Groel, Short Hills: A Henry S. Haines, Senator. Burlington: A 
Marion West Higgins, Assemblywoman. Hillsdale: A Dr. Clifford L. Lord. Ridgewood: 
A John T. Soja, Elizabeth: A Richard R. Stout, Senator. Allenhurst: A William A. Wachen- 
feld. Orange: A David S. Davies. Executive Director; A Roger H. McDonough. Secretary. 



1664- 1964 /For Three Centuries People Purpose Progress 
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1964-1965 CORPORATION 



Flushing 52, N. Y. 




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