1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

HALL OF FREE
ENTERPRISE

The principles and benefits of "free competitive enterprise, properly regulated, unhampered by unwarranted interference" are explained in a variety of ways in this one-story steel and concrete building, sponsored by the American Economic Foundation. A theater in the round has a show on "bread and butter issues" and, for those who can spend the time, there is even an accredited graduate seminar in economics, given in two-week sessions, at the pavilion.

* Admission: free.
* Stage show takes 15 minutes; performances are continuous. 
Highlights 
ECONOMICS ON STAGE. The seats in an oval theater slowly swivel to follow a show called "Mr. Both Comes to Town," staged on sets that encircle the audience. An animated wire figure represents man's dilemma: as producer he wants higher wages for his work; as consumer he wants to buy goods at lower prices.
MONEY IN MOTION. In a three-dimensional, animated wall panel America's corporate economy comes to life. Polarized light makes money appear to flow through transparent tubes, to show how it is channeled into purchases, payrolls, taxes and profits, until the books are balanced.
TREE OF ECONOMIC LIFE. A symbolic revolving "tree" standing 12 feet high is designed to demonstrate the factors of economic growth: the natural resources that man taps, the jobs at which he works, the tools he uses and the goods he produces and buys.
THE ANSWER MACHINE. On giant panels, 120 basic economic questions are printed. When the visitor punches a numbered button on the wall panel, a machine prints out the answer.
ENTERPRISE ECONOMICS, B.A. 204-0. This is the title of a graduate seminar offered by Adelphi University's Business Institute and accredited by the State University of New York. Adelphi faculty members and distinguished outside economists lecture. Two or three credits toward an M.A. degree can be earned in the seminar, which is given in two-week periods of 30 classroom hours.

HALL OF FREE
ENTERPRISE

The benefits of free competition are explained in a pavilion sponsored by the American Economic Foundation.

ECONOMICS ON STAGE. The seats in an oval theater slowly swivel to follow a 17 1/2-minute animated show called "Mr. Both Comes to Town," which dramatizes basic facts of economics, showing the individual as both producer and consumer.

ECONOMIC GROWTH. A "tree" which revolves demonstrates factors of production, from natural resources through jobs and tools to the products man makes and buys. Visitors push a button to ask any of 120 questions on economics, and a machine prints the answers.
OPPORTUNITIES. Franchise industries illustrate the prospects they offer the person who wants to start his own business. An animated flow chart dramatizes the U.S. economy.
GRADUATE SEMINAR. Students may earn credits toward a master's degree by attending a course on "enterprise economics," given at the pavilion by the Adelphi University Business Institute.
 
Admission: free.

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