TRADE: Fair Facts

> Before the New York World's Fair 1939 opened, President Grover Whalen, with his usual enthusiasm, predicted an attendance of 1,000,000 the first day, an average of 300,000 a day thereafter. Actually, it was five days before the Fair announced that the million mark had been passed. Nonetheless, Grover Whalen last week declared himself "highly gratified." The Fair was still far from complete, and the weather inclement—the 40,000,000-odd admissions which the Fair needs to break even may still be easily achieved. To encourage local trade the Fair promised to enlarge picnic places,...

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