$50,000 Reward Posted for Andrews’ Murderers; 200 Seized in Hunt

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY POSTED A $50,000 REWARD FOR CAPTURE OF THREE ARAB TERRORISTS WHO SUNDAY NIGHT ASSASSINATED GALILEE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER LEWIS Y. ANDREWS AND HIS BODYGUARD, CONSTABLE PETER R. MCEWAN, IN NAZARETH. THE REWARD IS BELIEVED TO BE THE LARGEST EVER OFFERED IN PALESTINE FOR APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS.

A TOTAL OF 200 ARABS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT, IT WAS REVEALED HERE TODAY, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SO FAR FRUITLESS HUNT FOR THE SLAYERS. AMONG THOSE ARRESTED ARE A NUMBER OF KADIS, OR HEADS OF LOCAL “ARAB NATIONAL COMMITTEES,” WHO ARE KNOWN TO BE AGITATORS. A MAJORITY OF THOSE SEIZED ARE MEMBERS OF THE GRAND MUFTI’S PARTY.

BRITISH TROOPS AND POLICE GUARDED THE PALESTINE TRANSJORDAN BORDER AS THE WIDE HUNT FOR THE ARAB ASSASSINS OF ANDREWS AND MCEWAN CONTINUED.

MANY WEALTHY ARABS RESIDING IN HAIFA, IT WAS LEARNED HERE, ARE PLANNING TO QUIT THE NORTHERN SEAPORT CITY IN VIEW OF THE INCREASED TERROR, WHICH LAST WEEKEND ALSO CLAIMED THE LIVES OF TWO ARAB NOTABLES IN NORTHERN PALESTINE.

ULEMA, MOSLEM RELIGIOUS BODY, PROTESTED TO ACTING HIGH COMMISSIONER W. D. BATTERSHILL AGAINST THE ARREST OF MOSLEM CLERGYMEN. SUCH ACTIONS, THE PROTEST DECLARED, ARE NOT “ASSISTING BRITISH-ARAB UNDERSTANDING.”

OFFICIALS MAP EMERGENCY MEASURES

MEANWHILE, EMERGENCY MEASURES TO SUPPRESS TERRORISM WERE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY AND TODAY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE CONFERENCES ATTENDED BY MR. BATTERSHILL, MAJOR-GENERAL ARCHIBALD P. WAVELL, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF BRITISH FORCES IN PALESTINE; POLICE HEADS, CHIEFS OF THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT AND TRANSJORDAN BRITISH RESIDENT H.F. COX.

MR. BATTERSHILL, IT WAS DISCLOSED, DISCUSSED THE SITUATION ON THE LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE WITH THE COLONIAL OFFICE AND HIGH COMMISSIONER SIR ARTHUR GRENFELL WAUCHOPE, WHO IS ON LEAVE IN LONDON. A SECOND CONFERENCE, ATTENDED BY ALL DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS, WAS HELD LATER IN THE DAY.

THE JEWISH NATIONAL COUNCIL PAID TRIBUTE TO MR. ANDREWS IN A STATEMENT WHICH DECLARED HE HAD “FAITHFULLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY SINCE THE BRITISH OCCUPATION AND UNDERTOOK RECENTLY TO RE-ESTABLISH ORDER IN THE DISTRICT MOST DISTURBED BY TERRORISTS, COURAGEOUSLY REINSTATING LAW THOUGH AWARE HE WAS ENDANGERING HIS OWN LIFE.” THROUGH SUCH ACTIONS, THE COUNCIL SAID, ANDREWS “ENGRAVED HIS NAME IN JEWISH HISTORY AMONG THE MARTYRS AND SACRIFICED HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY’S PEACE AND UPBUILDING.”

MANY JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS SENT CONDOLENCES TO THE OFFICIAL’S FAMILY.

THE PALESTINE DEFENSE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED OCT. 2 AS “PALESTINE DAY” AT WHICH TIME MOHAMMEDANS WILL BE CALLED UPON TO PLEDGE FUNDS TO THE FAMILIES OF ARABS KILLED IN THE 1936 DISORDERS.

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