The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 12, 1937 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 12, 1937
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MAY. 12, 193? BIATIIUVILLK (AHK.) COUU110H- NHWS , Exposition Which Will Rise On Swamplands Total Cost of World's Fail- to Open In 1939 Will BE $125,000,000 lly MOllKIS FILBERT NBA Service StafT Correspondent NEW YORK.—Out of a dismal waste-land in the heart of Greater New York, sprinklid with smoul- dering ashes and refuse, a sleek, pinnacled, chromiumcil fore- glimpse of the civilization o[ the future Is rising. By 1939 it will be the New York World's Fair, radiant demonstration of Its oivn motto; "Building the World of Tomorrow," Already weedy marshes, hills ol niblrtsh and junk dcnosilcd by countless dump-carls during quarter century have vanished. limpid, breeze-freshened laker, wink up at the May sky. Batteries of pugnacious, steel-muscled, blunt- nosed tractors called "bull-dozers" are butting down tiie hillocks of earth and clay, leveling off the landscape to make ready for topsoil. Pile-drivers and cement-mixers arc framing ths lakes. Porcsti'y squads art. selling out rows of full- grown trees and shrubs. Drainage ami iMwer gangs are lacing the terrain. Steel wprkcrs have already finished llic frame of (.he Administration Building, which, incidentally, roared into existence in record time. Tiie Flushing Meadows are no longer a celebrated junk-heap and eye-sore. They arc becoming a .solid, spacious park-site. Vinon of a New World When, on April 30, 1D3D, an estimated 300,000 persons pile out of three subways, a railroad .line, motor cars by the thousand approaching by half a dozen trunk-line highways, and even boats docking at a water-gate, they will enter n reservation 3 1-2 inile.s IOIILJ and a mile wide, clustered with 30(1 structures with a total ground area of more than 3,000,000 square feet. Dominating everything they sec the Theme Center, a sphere 200 feet lugli, which seems to float on foujitains, and a slender triangular obelisk TOO feet high. This "Perisphere" and "Trylon", shapes nc\\- in formal architecture, will interpret the purpose' of the Pair: "To seek to weave the tangled forces of modern life into n pattern for the future. 11 Behind the stupendous displas with its variety of instructive anc •.iniu'scmcnfc features, its ' x cafe's dance floors, restaurants, theaters, "mile or more of side show's! rides,' nnd other concessions, the crowd- 'iiig visitors will perhaps have no idea of what has gone into this glittering splendor in the way of planning, finaricinjr and labor. Here a'"", some facts: 50,000,000 Visitors Expected Engineers saw the Pair as the problem' of building a city to provide 800,000 inhabitants with everything but sleeping accommodations. Its working population would exceed that of Richmond, Va.. or Hartford, Conn. Its. public utilities would equal those of Portland, Ore. It must welcome 50 million people in a year. This city would require 30 miles of sewers, 15 miles of water mains, 17 miles of roads, 34 miles of walks. As foundation, 5,700,000 cubic yards of ash and refuse had to be moved from the old Flushing Meadow dumps, a million cubic yards of "meadow mat" dredged from the lake and swamp areas. NKW YORK CITY EXHIBIT -:rf. 'i ADMINISTRATION BLDCi. •.-... .iMs-Kfs: cago's century ot I'rogress cost $17,080.000, tlovcloncd $700,000.000 of business revenue In the Chicago men. H 1.5 estimated Use New York Fiilr will spend $125,000.000. Tin' "one-liny" area surrounding New Yolk has n population of 12,000.000. llii-lce that of Chicago. Its over-nljilit tributary nroa contains (wlco Chicago's similar territory. Once organized, the New York Fair corporation was able to borrow $2.000.000 from local banks ns a starter Formal nmuicln; bcgnn when the stnte legislature nulhor- Iml Hie dly ID spend $7,000,000 for file ilcveinimient. The state next voted $'2,'.!00.000 for slnte parkways, mails, bridges, boat basin, unit recently added $2,000,000 more Louts visiting Mrs, Hutchison., who I Is undergoing ; treatment 'at the llnrnes liospllal there. I Mr.i and Mrs. Fred Williams and I d»l!6htcis, Mrs. Tom . Markey, Mrs. Harry Puckctt. and. Miss I Jewel, spent , the past week-end hi Greenville, Miss., visiting with nnothcr daushloivMrs..fiam Dlck-| crson, nnd faintly. Number Nine News to complete Hie work, pciuls In Albany for Another bill $1,500,000 to build (lie I-real iiiiiphllhoater on n laseon which will \i-j the slate's exhibit. The Fair eorporalioti Ims Issued ton-is for $27.000,000. Kslliiiiited Pair down like this: finances break Exhibitors avc expjctod to s|»nd on displays tiiul buildings, $55,000,000; IVderal. Stnlc nnd City governments. $'20.000,000; the Pair corporation, 547.000,000. Forty per cent of yalc receipts will be put In escrow as a fund to liquidate loans. And p;ivl of the crJi'lnnl iiBiTOiiicnt with the city requires tiie Wilr (o .set aside $2 000.000 for pulling eventual park- The_rcvised ground plan for the Nev York's World Fair portrays the grouping of bulUhngs for which contracts are being let. will find exhibits located in the areas indicated by numbers dealing with subjects as follows: (1) buildings of imrllclpatlng governments; (2) communications and business administration; <3) means of produc (Ion; (4) means of distribution; (5> food; <(j) shelter; (7) welfare; (8) clothing and cosmetics; (9) means of transportation. Landmarks at the fair'arc pointed out by olhcr labels, BELOW: The swamplands of the Flushing Meadows have been dug out to make lakes and flilict in for building sites to make the IW.i-ncro fair site In the shadow of New York City's skyscrapers. Dragline and motor shovel ate seen at work removing the root-soil mut which Is belli" processed for mixing with topsotl. Fair opens there will bj 35,000 em- lair technique, for II, earmarks $2,OOl»,Ci)0 for an international section. Tills menus thill foreign countries will be "quests" of tile United Slates, spared initial eost (if ereclfiVj 'their own buildings. Adviuitngcs will be unity of style I'imslniL-iioii, control of location nnd display. Plfly-nina countries hnvc ken ninviSed. and many have already cheerfully accepted. 1'res- enL notion Is to house Lntin AIH- i-rira In one building. Europe and ?ls?wliere in another. Most of tiie federal, slate, and dty coiilrilnilions come under tiie head of iisrnmncnt civic and slntc lands Into working the Fnir Is over. order when Camtlicrsville Society — Personal Mr. and Mrs. E\'alis Burden nre Hie parents of n son, bom May 6. Mrs. O. .J. Whittle of Puxlcol KI>cnt Sunday with Mrs. Ollio| Rhoads. ' LouLso Tliompson returned Sat- 1 urday from n visit of several weeks | with relatives nt Seypcl, Ark. Mr. nnd Mrs. Dob Stovall spent the week-end at duinlou, Mo,, with Mrs. Stovall's mother. Mr. and Mrs. Von Mullens and bnby drove to lilnck Oak, Ark., lost week to visit Mrs. Mullens' mother. Mr. Mullens returned home, accompanied by hh brother. Mre. Mullens will return later. Damon llosvlllo of Tyler, Mo., spent several days last week with his mother, Mrs. D. Daily. Little Junior IJcun, who hns been quite ill with pneumonia, is now- able to bo out. YOU SEE THEM ON THE ROADS Mrs. o, H. Jlcan and ncp- hew, Charles Adnms, drove to Illinois last week to spend several days with Mrs. Beau's EOII, . . Chapter DM of P.13.O. met Mon- nflernoon al the Mrs. w. L. -Meyer on home i>f Carlcton Girls- Opeiulo Ijimc Farm DARWIN (UP)—Eleven girls arc running an entirely 'self-support- Ing farm of 3,000 square miles tu the Northern Territory of Aus- tralln. They are the daughters ot "Dill" Sargent, who more than 30 years ago took up n lease In wild bushlnml 00 miles from Darwin where, lie was told, "white melt ciinnot live." Mrs. N. c. Hawkins, who represented the chapter nt the recent state P.E.o. convention nl Joplln, liavc a detailed report of the mccl- Oroide Brown and Norvcll Long r.t tills city nnd Miss Lllllnn Homnr of Mlcola nnd Miss Louise DrtVilt of Huytl spout Saturday .n Mcmplils. SlKimincl Pierce, who has been visiting hi.? brother, Robin Pierce, for the past few weeks, has returned to Ills home In Bogota To nn. To deck the must be set out, maples, elms, oak sycamores and ' other varieties, include civic, state, and national some of-them' 30 to 45 feet high, '' 'with' trunk diameters of 10 to 18 inches. Two motor bridges must b^ built, besides numerous smaller bridges. Highways must be constructed, a city parking Held established, n city asphalt plant laid down, a tide- gate and dam raised in the Flushing River, and a Federal project undertaken to dredge Flushing Bay to allo wlarge boats to reach the Fair. . Building materials for 300 Fair structures.would total 500.000 Ions, (or exhibits another 100,000 tons. About 30,000 workmen are required to do tiie .work. Fair personnel bc^an with a mere handful of executives lust I spring. In June, 1830, the staff had grown to 150. It now numbers ' 600, and overflows four floors of the Empire State building. When the advisory committees wh tualiy will number more •Inch even- than 10,000 volunteers. Has Nation's Support Support had to be won from the city, New York State, the other states of the union, and the federal government. All have icspond- are responding. Already 3G state legislatures have introduced bills for participation, and •• 24' of the bills have passed. This''.is; a record for stales''participation'.-In any fair. ' '" The Federal Government has provisionally passed an appropriation of $5,000,000, now in com- 1 mlltce for final'adjustment. This bill embodies a new departure. In improvement, since the grounds, the water approaches, and several I' biiil;lin 8 s will bs incorporated In-]" to tpadcms Flushing Meadows Park I unce tiie fair is over. j Dynamic driving-force wlilch lias produce:! these results is Grover Whalcn, president of ths Fair corporation, who with five other New Yorkers, George McAncny, Percy Straus, Henry Bniere, William Church Oshrjrn, and w., Paris, silling around a club (able IAVO years ago, agreed the city ought to have a fair the least important reason bsing thai s li c hud never had one before . What il costs A fuir primes on money. Ohl- Halph Hutchison nnd son. pent the week-end In St. FOR SALE SOY BEAN HAY IT/ANTING. SEE1) STONEVIMJ! S,\ STONKVIM.E 4<Y 1st year from stonovlllc Station 8 DOZ. 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