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Eshkol Cheered in Beersheba; Promises City Will Soon Get a University

Premier Levi Eshkol, cheered by thousands of Beersheba citizens on a visit, declared yesterday that high school education would soon be free, and that the city would soon get a university.

The Premier came to Beersheba for a ceremony in City Hall at which he was given freedom of the city. He said he had received similar honors from many municipalities, but valued that of Beersheba the most. He said the Israel Government was constantly engaged in development of the Negev. Beersheba is the capital of the Negev.