People, May 27, 1974

The evening began with Missouri Congressman James Symington quipping, "We have been brought together by the big enchilada of the Democratic Party." Some 750 Democrats, including Senators Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern, Ted Kennedy, Ed Muskie and "Scoop" Jackson, paid $125 for dinner at Washington's Sheraton-Park Hotel to honor Elder Statesman Averell Harriman, 82, and raise money for party candidates. There was also a Republican maverick. Describing herself as "just an old, broken-down Bull Moose," Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 90, said the dinner was. her first-ever Democratic bash. Marking Harriman's 40-year career as a...

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