London (Oct. 5)
Despite Britain’s recent announcement about withdrawing her troops from Palestine, the recruiting campaign for Palestine’s police force continues unabated. Recruitment posters may be seen throughout the country and ads appear in London and provincial papers.
Meanwhile, mystery surrounds the whereabouts of Major Roy Alexander Farran. An “in absentia” toast was drunk to him last night at a celebration given in his honor. Although it is known that Farran left Palestine three days ago, immediately after a military court quashed charges of murder against him, his family today denied having any knowledge of his whereabouts.
There is some speculation that the Criminal Investigation Division is holding him incommunicade both for his own safety and also that information concerning the operations of the Jewish underground movement in Palestine may be obtained from him.