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Vice-president Humphrey Lauds Dubinsky; Speaks at Dinner Honoring Him

Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey last night lauded David Dubinsky, former president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union; as “a great American citizen who has been in the forefront of American liberalism.”

Addressing a dinner honoring the Jewish labor leader for his 34 years as president of the ILGWU, the Vice-President said that Mr. Dubinsky “helped to give American liberalism its enduring strength, its readiness to recognize and welcome change as an essential part of life and to seize rather than evade the challenges and opportunities that change presents.”

In his address at the dinner, Mr. Dubinsky, referring to anti-war pickets who stood outside the hotel, told the gathering: “I didn’t see any of these professors picketing in front of Russian embassies when the Communists were encouraging Arab pogroms against the Jews in Palestine. Where were they?”