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Public Security in Palestine: High Commissioner Says He is Deeply Concerned About It when Vaad Leumi

The High Commissioner for Palestine, General Sir Arthur Wauchope, said that he is deeply concerned about the state of public security, when he received to-day a delegation consisting of all the members of the Executive of the Vaad Leumi (Council of Palestine Jews) who came to raise the question with him in connection with the murder of the Jewish colonist, Samuel Guterman, at Kfar Hassidim, demanding that drastic measures should be taken by the Government to guarantee the safety of Jewish life and property in the country.

The Polish Consul General in Palestine, M. Kurnikowsky, who has taken up the matter because Guterman was a Polish subject, has gone specially to Haifa and has interviewed in hospital there the District Commissioner, Mr. Keith-Roach. The Consul General afterwards went to Kfar Hassidim, where he saw Guterman’s widow and other members of his family.

The Police Commandant of the Haifa District, Mr. Spicer, has told Dr. Arlossoroff, member of the Jewish Agency Executive, who has interviewed him with regard to the murder of Guterman, that from now on special squads of watchmen will, with the co-operation of the settlers, patrol all suburbs and colonies.

Mr. Spicer also said that he would release the leading detectives at headquarters to investigate the murder and the circumstances connected with it.