Packed Court Hears Clues Linking Stavsky in Death of Arlosoroff
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Packed Court Hears Clues Linking Stavsky in Death of Arlosoroff

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In an overcrowded courtroom, with curious spectators waiting outside, the examination of Abraham Stavsky, 28, Polish Revisionist, in connection with the assassination of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, noted Zionist labor leader, opened yesterday before British Magistrate Bodilly. Public Prosecutor Shitrit, who is a Jew, told the court how, on the basis of the description of Dr. Arlosoroff’s assailants given by Mr. Arlosoroff, police searched the house where Stavsky lived and arrested him for questioning.

On June 20, Shitrit said, Stavsky’s footprint measurements were taken, and one of the police trackers identified them as the footprints of one ### the alleged accomplices of the #urder. Shitrit asked that the examination be postponed because he #aid the police had not yet completed ##eir investigation, but Magistrate Bodilly overruled him and decided to continue.


Mr. Shitrit revealed that the murderer of Dr. Arlosoroff apparently escaped through a barbed-wire fence. Anyone attempting to cross this fence, he declared, would have torn his clothes in a similar manner to that in which he said Stavsky’s clothes, at the time of his arrest, were found to have been torn.

Mr. Herbert, an expert with the Royal British Air Force, who prepared maps of the area where the murder took place and also of the

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