Ben Gurion’s New Home in Negev Equipped with Radio-telephone

Premier David Ben Gurion’s modest home at Sdeh Boker, in the Negev, to which he will retire, probably next week, is equipped with radio-telephone capable of reaching any part of Israel, it was revealed here today.

This indication that the retiring Premier will not be as isolated from the center of the government from which he is retiring as had originally been thought, came from a party of newspapermen who visited the small settlement of sheep breeders among whom Mr. Ben Gurion will make his home. The new settlement, located on the highway between Beersheba and Eilath, is an arid region which will be turned into pastureland when irrigation is brought in. At present there is no tree, no blade of grass to be seen on the barren plateau on which Sdeh Boker stands.

The Ben Gurion home, a Swedish pre-fab, contains a small library-den and several bedrooms. The library, with shelves that can hold about 400 books, is furnished only with a small desk and two easy chairs, Workmen were today putting the finishing touches on the electrical and communications equipment and were cleaning the floors in preparation for occupancy.

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