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Ben Gurion, Top Government Leaders Return from Negev Tour; Visited Remote Colony

Premier David Ben Gurion, accompanied by Finance Minister Eliezer Kaplan, Chief of Staff Brig. Yigal Yadin, and Navy, Air Force, Agriculture Ministry and other officials, returned today from a tour of the Negev. They paid particular attention to the settlement of Elath on the Gulf of Aqaba. Later, an official spokesman denied reports that Mr. Ben Gurion met King Abdullah during his visit to the southern desert.