Indian Police Methods Succeeding in Palestine; Aged Tel Avivan Dies Wounds

METHODS USED BY THE INDIAN POLICE, AS INTRODUCED HERE BY SIR CHARLES TEGART, WERE TODAY AUTHORITATIVELY CREDITED WITH RECENT MILITARY SUCCESSES AGAINST ARAB TERRORISTS.

AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE ANTI-TERRORIST CAMPAIGN, IT WAS POINTED OUT, IS OCCUPATION OF VILLAGES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHERE BANDS ARE LOCATED, WHICH HINDERS THEM FROM SCATTERING AND HIDING.

FOUR WOUNDED ARABS, BELIEVED TO BE MEMBERS OF BANDS WHICH SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES IN CLASHES WITH BRITISH FORCES OVER THE WEEKEND, WERE CAPTURED BY THE BORDER PATROL IN TRYING TO ESCAPE INTO SYRIA.

TROOPS HAVE SURROUNDED THE ENTIRE GALILEE DISTRICT FROM RAS EL NAKURA, NORTHERNMOST POINT ON THE PALESTINE COAST, TO TIBERIAS AND AT DAWN WERE CONTINUING THEIR SEARCH FOR ARAB BANDS.

SAMUEL LEWIS, 78-YEAR-OLD TEL AVIVAN AND FORMER NEW YORK RESIDENT, DIED TODAY OF WOUNDS SUSTAINED YESTERDAY WHEN HE AND HIS 70-YEAR-OLD WIFE WERE ATTACKED IN THEIR HOME. AN ARAB SUSPECT IS BEING HELD, WHILE NINE OTHER PERSONS HELD FOR QUESTIONING YESTERDAY WERE RELEASED. MRS. LEWIS DIED SHORTLY AFTER THE ATTACK.

ALL ROADS IN THE TIBERIAS DISTRICT, CLOSED SINCE FRIDAY AS A RESULT OF THE FIGHTING, WERE TODAY REOPENED TO TRAFFIC.

THREE OF FOUR ARAB COUNCILLORS STILL ATTENDING SESSIONS OF THE JERUSALEM MUNICIPAL COUNCIL TODAY RESIGNED IN PROTEST AGAINST PAYMENT OF THE MAYOR’S SALARY TO ACTING MAYOR DANIEL AUSTER. MR. AUSTER, WHO HAS BEEN DISCHARGING THE DUTIES OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE SINCE EXILE OF ARAB MAYOR KHALIDI TO THE SEYCHELLES ISLANDS LAST OCTOBER, HAD BEEN WORKING WITHOUT REMUNERATION UNTIL THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED ON DISPOSITION OF THE MAYOR’S SALARY.

MOSHE SHERTOK, HEAD OF THE JEWISH AGENCY’S POLITICAL DEPARTMENT, INTERVIEWED WILLIAM D. BATTERSHILL, CHIEF GOVERNMENT SECRETARY, REGARDING THE TENSE SITUATION ON THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE CITIES OF JAFFA AND TEL AVIV, AND ALSO ABOUT GENERAL QUESTIONS OF SECURITY AND THE EXTENT OF THE GOVERNMENT’S ASSISTANCE IN PROTECTING JEWISH SETTLEMENTS.

HIGH COMMISSIONER WAUCHOPE HAS INVITED MOSHE SMILANSKI, FARM LEADER, TO DISCUSS TERMS OF LONG TERM LOANS TO FARMERS.

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