GROUNDBREAKINGS FOR JORDAN AND SUDAN
The Pavilion of the
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
|The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan broke ground
on July 2nd for its pavilion. Both Robert Moses, president of
the New York World's Fair, and Charles Poletti, vice president
of International Affairs and Exhibits for the
exposition, spoke briefly, mentioning the
importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the 35-ft. column from
Jerash which will be featured attractions of the exhibit. His
Excellency Abdul Monem Rifa'i, Jordan's Ambassador to the United
Nations, received the Fair medallion.
Ground was broken for the Republic of Sudan
on June 27th. His Excellency Dr. Osman El-Hadari, Ambassador
of Sudan to the United States, and His Excellency Omar Abdel
Hamid Adeel, Ambassador of Sudan to the United Nations, spoke
briefly with Fair President Robert Moses and former Governor
Charles Poletti. The pavilion, Islamic in design, is by Noel
and Miller. Rising on a 14,000 sq. ft. site, it will house a
small theatre, a specialty shop, and displays of Sudanese products
PAVILION OF JORDAN
TO DISPLAY HISTORY AND CULTURE OF HOLY LAND
His Majesty King
His Majesty King Hussein I of the Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan will visit the Fair in late April, according
to word received by Mr. Moses and Governor Poletti. The monarch
is expected to tour the grounds and inspect, especially, his
The pavilion of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
is a unique architectural undertaking which was designed to depict
the ancient Land of Jordan - the cradle of all Western civilization.
In Jordan, a country rich in religious background, are found
the great shrines of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Jericho, and the
River Jordan and the Dead Sea.
Throughout the centuries, the art of Christian
man has continually strived to represent the glory and the suffering
of Christ as He approached Calvary. The stained glass windows
of the Jordan Pavilion attempt to convey The Holy Spirit which
emanates from the 14 Stations of the Way of the Cross in the
Holy City of Jerusalem. The Pavilion's skylights of multicolored
many-faceted glass reflect the spirit of light ever present in
the Holy Land - the light from above which brings inspiration
and direction to man below.
On exhibition in the pavilion will be a collection
of Dead Sea Scrolls which were discovered during 1947 in caves
on the banks of the Dead Sea. These Scrolls comprise the earliest
known manuscripts of the Old Testament. An ancient column brought
from the old Jordanian city of Jerash will stand near the pavilion.
This column is a gift from His Majesty King Hussein to the World's
Fair and the City of New York, and will remain in Flushing Meadow
Park after the conclusion of the Fair.
Fair Protocol Office Prepares for Visiting
One of the most important functions of the
Fair's operating seasons will be the supervision of official
Fair ceremonies and the handling of visits by chiefs of state
and other prominent governmental, business and community leaders
from the United States and abroad. This responsibility rests
with the Office of the Chief of Protocol, located in the Fair's
All official Fair invitations will be issued
by protocol, which will keep a master guest list, available to
all exhibitors. Liaison will be maintained with the U.S. World's
Fair Commissioner, the Commissioners General of international
pavilions, the managers of state, industrial and transportation
exhibits, and officials of the New York City, New York State
and Federal governments. Visits by dignitaries will be handled
in conjunction with the Fair host division
and respective exhibitor representatives.
Ambassador Richard C. Patterson, Jr. is Chief
of Protocol. Serving as Deputy Chief of Protocol is Gates Davison,
formerly of the Fair's International Division. Other officers
include Roberto deMendoza, Assistant Chief of Protocol and Saeed
Kahn, assistant to the Chief of Protocol.
Communications and Public Relations will service
news media with all information received from Protocol regarding
details of special visits, arrival and departure time, press
conferences, speeches, public appearances, official receptions,
dinners, banquets and other highlights.
|SOURCE: Fair News
Issues - Official Newsletters of the 1964-1965 New York World's
Screen Magazine World's Fair Report
The Images of Modern Jordan
- JORDAN'S PAVILION, scene of
much controversy over a mural on the wall which calls attention
to the plight of homeless Palestinian Arabs (which has aroused
objections from Israeli groups) features an open hall downstairs
with a lunch counter and a stage equipped for live or film showings
in the center. There is a seating capacity of 125. Just off the
same hall are actual specimens of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
- The film being shown here on a regular basis is This Is
Jordan (produced by United States Productions) showing many
of the travel attractions of modern Jordan. Equipment used is
a Triangle 16mm continuous projector.
- Upstairs, opposite the mural, are continuous slide projectors,
operating with individual sound tapes which describe Jordan's
expanding economy and increasing number of schools, hospitals,
roads and other facilities.
Jordan uses six of these round balls, containing
continuous slide projectors and accompanying sound..