Page 5, 2nd November 1951

2nd November 1951
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Page 5, 2nd November 1951 — Waiters' slips help the missionaries

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Locations: New York, Waldorf


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Waiters' slips help the missionaries

MAN with a system for saving for the missions is Mr. Rene Black. 71-year-old manager of the restaurants in New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Says Mr. Black : " If I catch a waiter who has not read the menu, or who spills the water or drops a roll, he is fined a penny.

" Whenever I shave myself I put 25 cents in the pint size jar on my desk, and when I shine my own shoes I add another 10 cents."

Periodically he reports to the interested waiters where the money is sent and what the missionaries buy with it.

Only man to have broken Mr. Black's "small change only" rule was Mr. Conrad Hilton, owner of the Waldorf Astoria, who dropped 8100 into the jar.

" Naturally," said Mr. Black. "I could not argue with my employer."

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