Jaffa, Palestine (Dec. 11)
Horace Samuel, noted British barrister, today took over the defense at the resumption of hearings in connection with the trial of Abraham Stavsky, Zionist Revisionist who is charged with complicity in the murder of Dr. Chaim Arlosoroff, noted Zionist labor leader, on the night of June 16.
Levand Turgeman, 18, daughter of the hotel proprietor whose premises Stavsky claimed housed him on the night of the murder, testified that she had registered the defendant June 16 but said she had not seen any more of him.
Jacob Friedman and Moshe Mendelboim told the court they had spent the night in Turgeman’s Hotel. Friedman identified Stavsky as having been a fellow lodger while Mendelboim admitted that he had bandaged Stavsky’s hand. The evidence confirms statements made by the defendant regarding his presence in the Jerusalem hotel on the night of the murder.
Professor Nahum Slusz testified that he had seen Aba Achimeir in the Holy City on the night of June 16. The latter is another of the three Revisionists charged with the murder.