Verbatim record of the telephone conversation between C.J. Hambro and S. Jacklin (South Africa), Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Treasury: need to adopt a budget otherwise the Member States could assume in absence of budget that the League of Nations does not exist any more, the only way of getting a budget adopted was by a Supervisory Commission meeting, but difficulties to get a quorum.
Russo-German war, Iran occupied by Russian-British forces; Massigli, French ex-Ambassador on the armistice signature; P. Laval was shot by a young Frenchman; Politics on France and the reforms carried out by the Vichy Government and criticized by William Rappard, because if the reforms were in themselves good they were discredited by the French people because they were made by a regime in which the people had no confidence; Darlan's interview in the "Gazette de Lausanne" on the fact that he and A. Hitler planned that France would take over the Suisse Romande and about the League of Nations, what he disliked very much in Switzerland; American press began to have favourable articles on the League of Nations; S. Lester's and A. Loveday's better impression on S. Jacklin, although stories of the Gestapo followed him; Supervisory Commission: ILO better treated than the League of Nations' Secretariat, budget adopted for 1942; S. Lester in Mühlen in the Grisons for rest; apologies from the Chief Censor further to the "watch list" problem.
S. Lester to S. Jacklin: ILO Conference; League of Nations Social Committee on preliminary studies of post-war social problems; finances; Damme (Dutch) expected to act as Chairman in the Wireless station arbitration Commission.
"Malaise" with S. Jacklin ascribed to nerve strain, moral difficulties and preoccupations, separation from his family, etc; S. Jacklin's qualities: integrity, financial ability, considered as one of the pillars of the League of Nations Organization; question of setting up an office outside to collect contributions: S. Jacklin's fear to be sent to the United States, his plan to return to Treasury in London to finish his career, S. Lester understood S. Jacklin's decision, but at the same time was shocked, British Government would not be happy at seeing the last senior British official go away from the League of Nations Secretariat.
A. Costa du Rels (Bolivia), President of the Council, requested S. Lester's advices to reply to J. Avenol's letter on his departure; S. Lester's note to S. Jacklin (South Africa), Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Treasury, on J. Avenol's proposal to give R.M.F. Charron (France), League of Nations Finance and Economic Research Section, a year's indemnity in case of resignation.
A bunch of letters from S. Lester to S. Jacklin: contributions from different countries to the League of Nations, radio station, voluntary contributions and tax question, current work, publication of the Statistical Yearbook, treasury precautions, position of the League of Nations in Switzerland, position of the League of Nations Acting Secretary General, political officer in London: Hill, F.P. Walters proposed.