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think of a lot more, but I can't think that there'd be anything of great significance.

Q:

Well, since you were on the subject of parties, do tell me about the party you gave here for the Humphreys.

Lasker:

Oh, I tried to give a party here for Hubert and Mrs. Humphrey, on the 15th -- no, it was the 19th, When was it? The 15th of December? It was either -- I guess it was the 18th or 19th of December. It was absolutely decimated by the Hong Kong flu. Hubert had it and couldn't get here. Fortunately most of my dinner guests, about 44 dinner guests, came, but the people who were coming afterwards, about 23 of then didn't come. However there were still maybe 80 people, and such people as were here had a good time, and it was very pretty.

Q:

That's a fair houseful anyway.

Lasker:

Yes. Well, you know, these rooms take that many people. It was very pretty and very pleasant for people who came, but people were -- it would have been much gayer and much more fun if the Vice President had been able to get here. But it was still very pretty, because the decorations were pretty, in white, and some white feathers. We had Myer Davis and an orchestra and we had another orchestra, small orchestra, downstairs, and



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