Mondale Hails Humphrey, Asks ‘Decency’

Associated Press

Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, invoking the memory of his political mentor, Hubert H. Humphrey, called Saturday for a new “commitment to compassion and decency” in government.

“Too many would have us look the other way” while poverty grows and government turns away from a commitment to civil rights, the former Democratic presidential candidate said at the unveiling of a bust of Humphrey at Meridian House International, a nonprofit cultural institution. The bust will be placed at the Humphrey Cancer Research Center in Boston.

Humphrey, a former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate, died of cancer in 1978.