Jerusalem (Apr. 14)
Palestine Chief Secretary Sir Henry L. Gurney ?y visited Dr. Chaim Weizmann at his home in Rehovoth. Neither the purpose of the ?t nor the subject of their conversation is known.
High Commissioner Sir Alan G. Cunningham today received Isaac Ben Zvi, president of the Jewish National Council, and Dr. Abraham Katznelson, head of its Social fare Department. They discussed government subsidies to the Jewish educational ?tem and health services as well as additional services for Jews interned on ?rus. This is the first official contact between the High Commissioner and representatives of the Jewish community in many months.
A convoy of 25 trucks escorted by armored cars brought 50 tons of barbed wire ## Haifa to Jerusalem today. The wire will be used to reinforce the borders of some fortified zones in the city.
The Irgun’s underground radio, “Voice of Fighting Zion,” tonight broadcast attack on the government’s plans for imposing martial law in the event of further ?breaks of violence. Referring to the newest British regulation which labels areas ?er military command as “controlled areas,” the announcer said: “The system of giving modest names to the most cruel means of oppression is typical of the Nazi system,” ## “we know that the controlled areas of Palestine are actually Warsaw ghettos.”
GOVERNMENT WITHDRAWS EVICTION ORDER IN HAIFA
The Palestine Government today withdrew its order evicting 110 Jews from ?eir homes in the Hadar Hacarmel section of Haifa, after the Jews promised to mainin volunteer sentries to prevent further attacks on British military vehicles on a ?ad near their homes. The eviction order was issued yesterday as a collective punish?nt for the blasting of a jeep on the road about ten days ago. During the investiga on of the attack the Jews had cooperated fully with the British.
Arab moderates and other leaders of the opposition to the Husseini faction, ?ich is led by the exiled former Mufti of Jerusalem, this afternoon left for Amman, spital of Trans jordan, to consult King Abdullah on the growing wave of terror spread the Husseini party. They also plan to visit the Regent of Iraq.
The Husseini party threatens to swamp the moderates in Palestine, particulary since it assumed all offices on the Palestine Arab Higher Committee as well as Palestine Arab representation on the Council of the Arab League and intends to speak ?r all Palestine Arabs before the United Nations. Another conflict is brewing between Syria and Lebanon on one hand and Saudi Arabia on the other over the terminus ? a projected pipeline from Ibn Saud’s oil fields.