Transport: Indignant Ambassador

"The New York World's Fair will produce the greatest boom in the history of the State. . . . Surely every automobile owner and driver in the State of New York should welcome the opportunity to act as an ambassador of good-will for the Empire State."

Thus debonair, voluble Grover Whalen, Manhattan's perennial greeter and president of the Fair, last year sold New York's

Governor Herbert H. Lehman the idea of stamping along the bottom of all 1938 automobile license plates the phrase NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939. Other States had done the same sort...