National Geographic : 1960 May
U. S. pavilion: "Food, family, friendship, freedom" " ERE are four words that are mightier 1 than arms and bombs," President Eisenhower said at the opening of the World Agricultural Fair at Delhi. It was dusk when the President cut the ribbon opening the $2,500,000 United States exhibit. Gold-tinted domes (above) recall ancient Mogul architecture. Combined with marble-tiled walls and floors, artificial lakes, and spouting fountains, the U. S. exhibit far outshone its next-door neighbor, where the U.S.S.R. exhibited towering rockets, missiles, and earth-circling sputniks. Inside, Mr. Eisenhower started a nuclear 622 reactor that will produce radioisotopes for re search, inspected heavy farm equipment, and watched electric milking machines. At the dairy exhibits he confided to Indians that when his "present form of occupation comes to a close," he plans to farm. He saw chicks hatching in incubators, munched cookies baked in modern kitchens, and sipped soft drinks. The entire exhibit supported Mr. Eisen hower's claim that "men, right now, possess the knowledge and the resources for a success ful world-wide war against hunger-the sort of war that dignifies and exalts human beings."