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The members of the Executive Committee are Mortimer N. Buckner, Harvey D. Gibson, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, George McAneny, Bayard F. Pope, Percy S. Straus, Frank L. Taylor, Grover A. Whalen and Matthew Woll. The members of the Finance Committee are Winthrop W. Aldrich, Mortimer N. Buckner, Floyd L. Carlisle, Thomas L. Chadbourne, Cleveland E. Dodge, Harvey D. Gibson, Walter S. Gifford, Charles Hayden, Thomas H. McInnerney, Thomas I. Parkinson, Bayard F. Pope, John M. Schiff, James Speyer, Myron C. Taylor, George Whitney and Frederick E. Williamson. Under the By-Laws of the Corporation, the Finance Committee has complete charge of all finances of the Corporation, including control of revenues and expenditures during the full operation of the Fair. The members of the Board of Directors are Winthrop W. Aldrich, Philip A. Benson, James G. Blaine, Sol Bloom, Edward C. Blum, George A. Brownell, Henry Bruere, Mortimer N. Buckner, John R. Burton, Floyd L. Carlisle, William M. Chadbourne, F. Trubee Davison, Cleveland E. Dodge, John J. Dunnigan, Frederick H. Ecker, Harvey D. Gibson, Basil Harris, Louis S. Kaufmann, Cornelius F. Kelley, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, George McAneny, Thomas H. McInnerney, Morgan J. O'Brien, William Church Osborn, W. Francklyn Paris, Bayard F. Pope, David Sarnoff, Alfred E. Smith, Percy S. Straus, Timothy J. Sullivan, Frank J. Taylor, Thomas J. Watson, Grover A. Whalen, and Matthew Woll. THE WORK TO DATE IT WAS early in 1934 that the idea of a World's Fair to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Government in New York City, and the inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States, was suggested and only a little more than a year ago that the Fair Corporation was organized. Today its sponsors look back upon these accomplishments: [[indented paragraphs]] Preliminary activities have been financed through loans totalling approximately $725,000, negotiated with 19 New York banks, some of which have officers or directors who are also officers or directors of the Fair Corporation. The Corporation also owes current bills for salaries, wages, rent, insurance, fees of consultants, architects, engineers, attorneys, promotion and planning expenses and miscellaneous items. The theme of the great exhibit has been fixed as "Building the World of Tomorrow." It will picture mankind's advance in the last century and a half, and will point the way by which these advances may be utilized yet more effectively for the betterment of humanity. The site for the Fair has been selected, a 1200-acre tract in Flushing Meadows Park -- an area roughly comparable in size to that section of Manhattan Island bounded by Canal Street, Seventh Avenue, Fifty-fourth Street and the East River -- and this vast landscape has been leased from the City. The lease provides that the City of New York shall as promptly as possible complete the basic improvements of the leased premises, with the assistance of the State of New York, and shall furnish the Fair Corporation with a suitable and adequate site. The latest estimate prepared by the Commissioner of Parks of the City of New York indicates the following, as to the cost to the City of New York of basic im- [[/indent]] 
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