Golda Meir Satisfied With Talks on
Trade to French Foreign Minister
ROME (JTA)—Before leaving
Paris, Israeli Foreign Minister
Golda Meir expressed satisfac-
tion with her talks with French
Foreign Minister Maurice Couve
de Murville. It is understood the
two ministers reviewed over-all
Franco-Israel relations and dealt
especially with Israel's efforts
to reach an agreement with the
European Economic Community
The two foreign ministers met
Monday after Mrs. Meir arrived
on the first leg of a visit
to Paris and Rome to discuss
with French and Italian of-
ficials Israel's long-standing
quest for a viable economic link
with the European Common
Market. She arrived in Rome
Immediately after the Mon-
day meeting, Couve de Mur-
ville told newsmen that he
sincerely hoped "that the pro-
longed negotiations between
Israel and the Common Mar-
ket will soon reach a sucessful
At a press conference later
in the day, Mrs. Meir expressed
the view that Israel's prospects
with the EEC had "improved"
In recent weeks. She said that all
six member nations of the EEC
"are filled with good will" to-
wards Israel and her application
As to Israel's negotiations
with the EEC, Mrs. Meir said:
"We hope that an agreement
with the Market will be reached
in the near future. We also hope
that this agreement will, at some
future date, be developed into
a global pact."
She said that "not one of
the six states is opposed to
Israel. On the contrary, all
are friendly and want to help
her reach a satisfactory agree-
Among the issues discussed
was the recent Arab summit
meeting in Cairo which, Mrs.
Meir said, does not seem to im-
prove the prospects for peaceful
coexistence in the area.
She stressed that although Is-
rael's basic policy has been one
of peace since the establishment
of the state, "Israel must be
powerful enough so that its
strength should serve as a de-
terrent to any Arab aggressive
Mrs. Meir will confer with
Premier Aldo Moro and other
key Italian officials.
During her three-day unof-
ficial visit, Mrs. Meir is meet-
ing with key ministers to
discuss the forthcoming third
Israeli round of talks with
EEC representatives on a
proposed trade agreement.
Later, by the end of this
month, she will visit The
Malta Political Leader
Wants Physicists to
Train at Israel Institute
REHOVOTH, Israel — The
authorities on the Mediterran-
ean island of Malta would be
well advised to train nuclear
physicists at the Weizmann In-
stitute of Science, Israel.
This was stated by Dom
Mintoff, leader of the Mal-
tese Labor party and former
Maltese prime minister, while
on a visit to the institute
with his wife.
Malta and Israel were alike
in that they both lacked raw
materials and in that their eco-
nomic development depended
on the availability of skilled
manpower, he said. Mintoff be-
lieved that some vitally needed
technical personnel could be
trained at the institute.
Mintoff, who spent two hours
touring the Institute's labora-
tories and grounds, showed par-
ticular interest in economic
problems which could be tack-
led by a policy of sound scienti-
Original Russian Sets Used at Habimah's N.Y. Opening
NEW YORK, (JTA) — Some
of the sets and scenery original-
ly used by Habimah, when it
Netherlands, a third member
produced S. Ansky's "The Dyb-
of the six-nation EEC, where buk" at a theater in Moscow in
she will carry the talks for- 1926, were used here when the
ward with Foreign Minister modern-day Habimah, now the
Joseph Luns at the Hague. National Theater of Israel, per-
On her round of talks with formed the same drama in New
European leaders, Mrs. Meir York.
Some of the original Moscow
is being accompanied by
Moshe Alon, director of the sets, which Habimah took along
economic department in the from the Soviet capital when it
Israeli Foreign M in i s t r y. moved en masse to Palestine in
While negotiations between 1926, have been preserved and
Israel and the Euromar t-- were shipped by boat to New
York in preparation for the
twice held and twice deemed
American run, Bat-Ami, Habi-
inconclusive—will not be re-
mah Administrative lead, said.
sumed until spring, the EEC's
The official American open-
Council of Ministers is sched- ing of Habimah's American
uled to spell out directives tour was performed at the Little
for the Israeli talks at its Theater Monday night. On the
preceding evening, there was a
Mrs. Meir's approach on this gala preview performance, fol-
issue, on the high foreign minis- lowed by a supper-dance at the
ters' level, is therefore consid- Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Virtual-
ered important by Israel.
ly everybody in the American
theater Who's Who of American silence in the face of the Hit-
playwrights, actors and other lerian mass murder of Jews
theater personalities greeted
during World War II.
Habimah Sunday night.
Reviews of the opening were
A GOOD MAN TO KNOW !
After seven weeks in New
York, Habimah will appear in
Newark, Philadelphia, Hartford,
Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Ro-
chester, Baltimore, Washington
and Chicago—closing with a re-
turn performance of "The Dyb-
buk" in New York on May 10.
Habimah will then return to
its home, at Tel Aviv, where, ac-
cording to the troupe's artistics
director, Julius Gellnerfi it "will
definitely produce Rolf Hoch-
huth's 'The Deputy.' " He made
that announcement in reply to a
question. There had been con-
flicting reports as to whether
Habimah will perform "The
Deputy," a controversial drama
1 block South of 7
which accuses the late Pope
Pius XII of having maintained
I rapped on the table and I shouted:
"You call that
I call it just plain
And I added:
"If 'Chutzpah' was brains, you fellows
could be college professors instead of waiters!'
I felt my partner tug at my sleeve. I heard him
mumble: "Take it easy, Harry, you'll live
longer." That's one of Moe's favorite expres-
sions. But I continued my explosion:
"You men know that we have always
been ready to talk with you about wages,
hours, working conditions, fringe bene-
fits. However, when it comes to running
this restaurant, that's another matter.
Moe and I own it and we intend to run it.
Without the help of your committee!"
If you think my outburst disturbed the men,
you're wrong. Sam, the shop chairman, took
the floor. Sam is a good waiter and a fine man.
Only he thinks that because his son is a
lawyer, he has to talk to us as if he was ad-
dressing a jury.
"Boss," spoke Sam. "What you say is
incompetent, irrelevant, and immaterial.
Paragraph 3, Subhead A in our last con-
tract reads:—`All matters pertaining to
the net earnings of the waiters shall
be subject to discussion and/or arbi-
"And what, may I ask," I asked sneer-
ingly, "has all of that to do with the
ketchup we serve?"
Sam had his answer ready.
"Boss," he said, pointing his finger
dramatically, "the income of a waiter
comes in good part from tips. It is -well
known in the trade that satisfied cus-
tomers leave the biggest tips. If the
service is good, if they like the food,
they are generous. If not, the waiter
feels it in his pocketbook. Not always!
But often enough! When we hear wise-
cracks about the ketchup we serve, we
I interrupted Sam's speech. Now I was really
"Nonsense," I shouted. "Utter non-
sense! We serve a very good ketchup.
And we serve it in a beautiful red plastic
squeeze container. As you know well,
Sam, our ketchup container even looks
like a tomato."
"The only container the customers
want," Sam countered, "is a glass
ketchup bottle with a Heinz label. Heinz
is the ketchup they see in all the best
restaurants. It's what they expect to see
on our tables. Just today, boss, one fel-
low said to me: 'Cutting corners a bit,
aren't you, Sammy boy? If this was
Heinz Ketchup, it would be too thick to
go through this narrow tube.' Boss, that
fellow deliberately left a dime under his
plate. I lost more on that one tip than you
saved on a whole quart of ketchup."
Any new outbreak on my part was prevented
by my partner. Bless his sweet disposition!
He urged the men to go back to their posts;
he promised to take the matter up with me.
Then Moe gave me the lecture I needed:
"Harry," he said, "Why must you treat
every incident like a crisis? Why make a
collective bargaining issue out of a good
suggestion? You're afraid that if you
give in on this one point, the men will
try to tell us what prices to charge, what
dishes should go on the menu. Let them
tell. us. Let's listen. Let's say thank you
and adopt the good ideas and reject the
others. Take it easy, Harry. You'll live
There's no doubt of it. My temper is my worst
enemy. I'm lucky that Moe is my partner.
Well, next day we called the men in and told
them we were changing to Heinz Ketchup.
Whether or not they were really losing tips is a
question we did not try to decide. Who knows?
Who cares? As Moe always says: "What's
right is right, irregardless."
But now we have a new problem. What are we
going to do with eighty-three red plastic
tomatoes? Got any ideas?
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