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Israel Can Become Self-sufficient in Ten Years, U.N. Expert Says

Scientific surveys seeking additional underground sources of water have contributed materially to the up-building of Israel, Dr. Albert G. Black, head of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization mission to Israel, declared here prior to emplaning for Israel today at the conclusion of a period of home leave.

Dr. Black emphasized that if sufficient capital were available to expleit all the possible water sites already located, the Jewish State might be able to achieve economic self-sufficiency in about ten years. He reported that United States technicians who are aiding the Israel Government believe that the area from Beersheba north-west to Gaza can be tapped at virtually any point for additional water supplies.