National Geographic : 1962 Sep
music, dancing, and drama from a dozen countries. Called "the jewel-box Fair," Century 21 Exposition glittered with the many facets of man. To see him as a scientist, I went to the United States Science Pavilion. In his glass-walled office Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus, Commissioner of the United States Science Exhibit, made us welcome. "Science," he said zestfully, "is not magic but a philosophy and a tool of human needs. In our pavilion we try to tell how the tool has been used in the past, so that America can decide how it should be used in the future. "You'll see more than 100 exhibits in our six buildings, and films in three theaters. Be gin in the House of Science at the Eames Theater. You'll find the exhibits that follow are just furniture for that house."