Jerusalem (Dec. 30)
Color TV in every home, telephones in every room and free calls for members, cable TV for all members (when it reaches Israel) — these are some of the services to be enjoyed by II kibbutzim in the Negev under a contract signed between them and a local communications company, Tel-Gal of Tel Aviv.
Each of the II kibbutzim has put a reported $450,000 into the project, designed to markedly improve and ease the lifestyles of their members. The deal was reported in Haaretz this week. The paper said it is likely to be followed by a similar contract between the company and a consortium of Galilee kibbutzim.