Gas Masks Distributed in Large Cities

The distribution of gas masks to the Israeli public began in Tel Aviv and other large cities Monday afternoon, but not without some confusion, because many residents did not know where they could be obtained.

That brought a flood of telephone inquiries to the special information centers set up for the purpose. Callers were advised to consult their neighborhood bulletin boards. But a tour of Paris of Tel Aviv showed no such information posted.

The authorities estimate the nationwide distribution of gas masks and poison gas antidote kits to the entire Israeli population of about million will take six to eight weeks.

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