Warsaw (Jul. 18)
Tension fed during the last month by a serious controversy over the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff in Tel Aviv culminated in serious clashes yesterday and today between various Zionist factions in Poland, according to alarming reports received from the provinces of Galicia. Memorial meetings held in honor of the twenty-ninth anniversary of the death of Dr. Theodor Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, proved to be the added sparks necessary to start the long-smouldering fire into a healthy blaze.
At Alexander, near Lodz, a veritable battle broke out between Left Wing Poale Zionists and Revisionists. Several persons were gravely injured, and it was necessary for police to make many arrests before order was restored.
At Odzol, near Lwow, somebody fired a shot in the course of a Herzl memorial meeting and a panic ensued. Before the crowd was quieted several persons were bruised in violent hand-to-hand fighting. Twenty men were arrested.
Near Lodz, in the cities of Glowno and Strykow, knives were used in fights between Trumpeldorites and members of the Histadruth faction. Several men were sent to hospitals for treatment before the fighting was ended.