CHICAGO WORLD FAIR, 1933.
The last project to which General Dawes devoted his active efforts before leaving for England was to assist in securing pledges from Chicago business men of more than $10,000,000 to underwrite the World's Fair in Chicago in 1933, " A Century of Progress" is to be the name of the celebration, and the plan contemplates an entirely new form of exhibition. The central feature will be a building exhibiting discoveries in science and inventions. Doctor Michael Pupin, of Columbia University, epitomizes the plan in saying : " This is going to be the greatest opportunity in history for science to show what it has done for industry, and through industry for all human society." The principal advisory body on the plan of the exhibition will be the National Research Council, composed of the leading educators and scientists of the country.