HAITI: Unparalleled Fair

HAITI Unparalleled Fair

High on a bamboo scaffolding, pudgy, white-haired August Ferdinand Schmiedigen, 66-year-old boss architect of Haiti's International Exposition, dangled a stone on the end of a long string. Then, having shown his sweating black masons that their wall was not plumb, he hopped down to take a rest. "I've never worked so hard in my life," he gasped.

Since Schmiedigen flew down from New York last November to build the Haitians a $6,000,000 fair, he has lost 30 Ibs. As soon as he began the job, which has to be finished in time for Port-au-Prince's sooth anniversary in December, he...

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