DETROIT (Jun. 22)
Walter Reuther, president of the United Automobile Workers of America, last night lauded Israel as a shining example of mankind’s hopes for peace and freedom.
“Israel is a tangible shining example, ” he said, “that you can get people to work with a sense of dedication in pursuit of peace. Israel points the way. In Israel they are building in the image of tomorrow.”
Mr. Reuther spoke at a dinner at which he was honored by the Israel Bond Organization as “labor man of the decade. ” Announcement was made at the dinner of an initial purchase of $100,000 in Israel bonds by the United Automobile Workers.
More than 800 leaders in the communal life of Detroit attended the dinner which was the kickoff for an intensified program of Israel bond sales action by locals of the United Automobile Workers and other unions in the Detroit area. A placque honoring him as “labor man of the decade” was presented to Mr. Reuther by Ambassador Michael S. Comay, Israel’s permanent representative to the United Nations.