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Locust Invasions Feared in Israel; Special Body Meets to Combat Danger; Aid Sought

The Israel locust control council met today to consider the danger of two new invasions by the plant-devouring insects. The International Locust Control Board in London has been notified of the problem.

The most immediate danger is presented by a crop of locusts which are now hatching in Wadi Hassan Jordan, some 12 miles south of Sodom. If the insects live to maturity they will invade Israel to an extent estimated at 50 times as dangerous as the present crop of locusts being fought in various parts of the country. A second invasion is threatened from Aden.