KANSAS CITY (Dec. 3)
More than 750 persons filled the Grand Ballroom of the Muehlebach Hotel to overflowing tonight at a dinner in honor of former President Harry S. Truman sponsored by the Kansas City Committee for State of Israel Bonds. The principal speaker at the dinner was Abraham A. Ribicoff, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, who extolled Mr. Truman’s record as a statesman and leader. Cabled messages were received from Israel President Izhak Ben-Zvi and Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion in tribute to Mr. Truman.
A special plaque bearing the seal of the State of Israel, and three gold coins issued in commemoration of Israel’s Bar Mitzvah, was presented to Mr. Truman at the dinner. The plaque honored Mr. Truman as a “stalwart champion of human rights, fearless defender of the free world, whose vision and statesmanship as President of the United States found memorable expression in his historic support of the establishment of the State of Israel, which is now celebrating its Bar Mitzvah year.”