FAIRS: Curtains

With one on the East Coast, another on the West Coast, Americans have been fair-conscious for two years. But now it is all over. San Francisco's Golden Gate International Exposition closed Sept. 29, New York's this week. Neither made a success story.

The Golden Gate Exposition cost about $40,000,000 (combined total invested by the Government, State, City, exhibitors, bondholders). This year it ran 128 days (half the 1939 run) and claimed 6,544,612 visitors against 10,496,203 last year. Total 1940 income was $5,507,000, enough to cover expenses, leave $1,306,000 in the bank. Reorganized because...

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