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Seven U.S. Governors to Tour Israel on Goodwill Mission

Gov. John Volpe, of Massachusetts will lead a delegation of governors of various states on a goodwill trip to Israel in January. Gov. Volpe and six other governors will represent the National Governors’ Conference of which Gov. Volpe is chairman. The others are Governors Warren P. Knowles, Republican of Wisconsin; Calvin Rampton, Democrat of Utah; Tim. M. Babcock, Republican of Montana; Ralph M. Paiewonsky, Democrat of the Virgin Islands; James A. Rhodes, Republican of Ohio, and Hulett C. Smith, Democrat of West Virginia.

They will tour Israel from January 25 to 31. They will observe developments in nation-building, education, health, agriculture, housing, industry, irrigation, and other areas. It is expected that they will also familiarize themselves with Israeli defense problems.