NEW YORK (Jun. 17)
Manufacturing methods and productivity in Israel, which have been criticized in the past, now would do credit to the United States, David Rose, president of the American Technion Society, reported yesterday on his return from his 13th visit to Israel.
He said Israel had raised technological and production efficiency standards markedly during the past year, particularly in textiles, asbestos pipes and sheets, building construction and road building. He credited the improvement to a widespread “confidence and exuberance, ” and to the influx of technicians from Poland and Russia.
Reporting that scientists were “the new heroes of Israel’s youth, ” Mr. Rose said Israel was training 50 technicians for an atomic energy plant to produce energy for peaceful uses. He said the plant will be ready in three years.