Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
-Wodnoiduy, December 16, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 35 (Those international extravaganzas chatted world What happens to the world of tomorrow when tomorrow comes? By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS What happens to the world of tomorrow when tomorrow fi- nally comes? After the last, exhibit is tora down, the last hot dog wrapper swept up, the last wide-eyed tourist gone home with his souvenirs, what hap- pens to those international ex- travaganzas called world's fairs. Does posterity cver bene" fit from all that effort and ex- pense? Or do only memories en- dure? Dry leaves blow through the forlorn skeleton of the Unis- phere, the huge steel globe that was the symbol of awe and ex- citement at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. In Chicago, airplanes land on a concrete slab where once a gay casino stood and where Ben Bernie and ell Ms lads played foxtrots for crowds escaping the of the Depression at the 1933-34 Century of Progress Exposition. In London, a menagerie of life- sized prehistoric monsters cast in concrete lurk in realistic loneliness beside a little lake, all that remain from the wonder of Victorian times, the Great Exhibition of 1851. KATE VARIES In other fate of fairs has not been so melancholy. Even the last structure of the 1934 fan-, a re- production of Fort Dearborn, was dismantled about four years derived lasting value from a fair 40 years ear- lier, the World Columbian Expo- sition of 1893. The Museum of Science and Industry in Jackson Park near Chicago's Midway is a recon- struction in permanent materi- als of the Fine Arts Building of the 1893 fair. The museum cov- ers six acres, reputed to be the world's largest devoted to scien- tific and industrial objects. Many of the art objects and artifacts that had been brought to Chicago for display at the Co- lumbian Exposition remain as well, housed in the Field Mu- seum of Natural History, a clas- sic building standing near the site of the 19M fair. Midway Plaisance, now a lovely greensward on which the university of Chicago faces, also site of the side- show Midway of the 1893 fair where Little Egypt shocked the audience of the era with Orien- tal dances and where a budding promoter named Flo Ziegfield introduced Sandow the Strong Man. USES FACILITIES Brussels, site of fairs in 1935 and 1958, still makes wide use of facilities built for both. In fact, many of the exhibit halls of tire earlier fair were simply refurbished in 1958 and today are used for annual automobile shows. trade exhibits, equestrian contest? and the like. The spars st.trfmm built in 1935 remains as JEniweVs main soc- cer arena. The single most spectacular attraction the 1.858 Brussels World 3 strucMitt! cf in the the Aiomium, a rine spheres built ;ru iron crystal atom, symbolic of the develop- ing atomic age, Tlie Atomium remains as a popular tourist attraction, hous- Lives on beans, dog food for last eight years AUCKLAND, N.Z. (Renter) Police have found a woman who apparently was locked up in part of a quiet suburban house for the last eight years and given only cold baked beans and dog food to live on. The woman, whose name and age were withheld, apparently had been kept locked up by her sister who h'ved hi another part of the house, police said. They said they found the pris- oner after a telephoned tip. They refused to say what had happened to the other sister. The ;our filthy rooms inhab- ited by the women had no run- ning water, gas or electricity. The windows were covered with heavy wire mesh. The woman prisoner had no cooking or eating utensils and apparently ate her cold canned food with her fingers. 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Expo C7, Montreal's highly successful fair of three years ago, is still thriving as the Man and His World popubrly called Son of Expo. La Roii'le, the fair's amuse- ment centre, is still one of the, rented by residents from the most popular amusement parks in Montreal. Equally popular is the Biosphere, the huge geo- cfcsic dome designed by R. Buckminster Fuller that was the U.S. Pavilion at Expo 67. Today it houses tropical plants, birds and fish. Habitat, architect Moshe Saf- dic's glimpse of urban housing of the future, is almost fully Montreal area who have a splendid view of the manicured fairgrounds as well as the St. Laurence River's Bickerdyke Basin port. The New York world's fair of 1004-05, 'though a great adven- ture for the 64 million who at- tended it, nonetheless produced a loss and has be- come not the Tivoli Gardens or Central Park that its planners anticipated, but rather a half- filled dream. ZOO IS OPENED An "environmental" no-cage zoo of North American animals opened a year ago and bicyclers pedal along the old fair walk- ways in warm weather and row boats on Iwo lakes. The park also has four open-air theatres, one roofed, and the still-legged heliport building, which housed tioual fair of them all, Britain's a posh restaurant, is still used Great Exhibition of 1851, turned to cater weddings. A swimming profit. Upon tte land pool remains, too, as well as an with (lie money, next to indoor ice skating rink. i part, stand a nam- If world's fairs don't always ral history and science museum yield their audacious structures I a? well as the domed Albert and exhibit halls to posterity, Hall, home of everything from there is evidence that seeds symphony concerts to boxing planted within them can bear fruit later. matches. Moreover, a fund set. up with exhibition profits still The first big league interna- provides student scholarships. 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