NEW YORK (Aug. 2)
Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey will receive the highest tribute within the gift of Hadassah, at Hadassah’s 51st national convention, it was announced here today. The four-day convention–from Sunday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 18–will be attended by 2, 500 delegates and guests, representing Hadassah’s more than 318, 000 members in 1, 320 chapters and groups throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. All sessions will be at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Mrs. Mortimer Jacobson, national president of Hadassah, said today that Vice-President Humphrey will receive Hadassah’s 1965 Henrietta Szold Award at the convention banquet session “in recognition of all he has done and is doing to mobilize support for overseas medical research and to advance the health standards for all people.” The Szold award was established in 1949 to memorialize the founder of Hadassah.