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WFM AMPR - i 17, a a the ar. jReereation Exhibit Likely to...
i 17, a a the ar. jReereation Exhibit Likely to Be Sent To World's Fair Ma y Go There Unless Bor- ough Heads Help Bring Museum to Coney Island Tentative plans are being dis-issed for the housing of the Amer-an Museum of Public Recreation ; the 1939 World's Fair, should the tove on the part of more than a ore of waterfront civic and hu-i- ness groups to secure a permanent building at Conev Island fn,- th museum fail to get co-operation from borough officials, it was revealed today. William F. Mangels, director nf th museum which is housed tempo- tune Ave. and W. '8th St.. declared that dissatisfaction with the delay in getting the proposed permanent exhibit set up at Coney Island had been expressed at a meeting of the museum's board of trustees at a recent meeting in Chicago. ve believe that, co operative steps on the part of city ofticials may yet make it unnecessary to bring the museum to Flushing Meadows as part of the World's Fan- exposition." Mangels said. u.g.t.u.auons which nave rallied to support a permanent project at Coney Island still are working on me proposal and expect to present a piogram oi action to the lionmeh President in the near fut.nrp " Some difficulty might be met In me. museum to the World s Fair. Mangels said, because of char ter restrictions imposed by the Board oi iwuenwj pronioiting the lenanre ot t:,e mu-eiim as a strictly thought, he added, that these objections might be overcome. "However, those who have the project at heart are afraid that Conev Wand and Brooklyn will lose something really worth while if the "'".-a an is set, up m Queens, said. After it proves a tremendous success, as I am sure It will, the museum probably will stay there over into Manhattan.' The move to bring the exhibit to 1 " !".d s rair reee.'.e, ttcsii i n petus at a recent meeting of the International Association of Fairs and Expositioas, when R. S. Uzzell. official committeeman of the 1939 "It is not too much to expect that the Museum of Public Recreation will be housed at this exposition. ' The museum contains a wide collection of exhibits tracing the gene-sis of various sports and amuse ments in thus and other countries. Most of the models of amusement K vices are elect nea 1! oprraMl am! although in miniature, are complete 10 me most, minute detail.

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 28 Dec 1935, Sat,
  3. Page 3

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