Jerusalem (Nov. 15)
The top officers of the Palestine police force met today with Charles Wickham, head of the Scotland Yard mission sent here to improve security conditions.
The Arab press says that the Palestine Government has received 15 trolleys equipped with mine detection devices for use in patrolling the rails. However, there has been no evidence that such vehicles are in operation. This morning three policemen were injured when the armored trolley in which they were combing the tracks for explosives was blown up by a mine.
The Stern Group posted leaflets here today calling on the Jewish population to isolate “defeatist Jewish leaders who condemn Jewish fighters.” The leaflets attacked the conservative newspaper Haaretz for its condemnation of terrorism.
A broadcast by the Irgun radio today denied that units of the Haganah kidnapped and held overnight a party of Irgunists who sought to mine the roads near Givat Brenner. At the same time, a Haganah source denied the report that a member of the Haganah was killed recently while trying to remove some of the explosives placed in the Jerusalem railroad station.
(Reuters reports that continuing their war of nerves against the Palestine Government, terrorists today called the English-language Palestine Post and warned that Government House, residence of the High Commissioner, and the offices of the Palestine Broadcasting Service and the District Commissioner had been mined.)