S. Lester's comments in reply to A. Sweetser's letter about publicity made on the League of Nations: no mention about the difficulties S. Lester faced to maintain the League of Nations headquarters at Geneva and get enough money to carry on vital technical activities, no mention about the fact that the more efforts made for economies and they were tremendous, the more they demanded; for publicity two things are needed: one is work or results and the other is an adequate press service, but the second is absolutely useless without the former; no mention about the fact that nothing mattered that was not on the American continent; Welles' speech was almost the only public declaration by any statesman on the League of Nations; for governments the decline in activity and importance of the League of Nations was more striking than what had been kept and what had been done; S. Lester wished the Supervisory Commission to visit Geneva.
A. Sweetser's letter to S. Lester: the war situation in Europe, A. Sweetser's activities and contacts in the USA, C.J. Hambro's view on the possibility of part of the League of Nations coming over to USA, the complication in connection with the ILO coming.
Letter from A. Sweetser (United States), League of Nations Association at New York City, to S. Lester: arrival at the United States of the first members of the staff of the League of Nations technical services, including A. Loveday as Director of the Economic and Financial Section; Business lunch at Princeton with A. Sweetser, C.J. Hambro (Norway), League of Nations first Deputy Secretary General, A. Loveday,
Dr. Aydelotte and Riefler of the Institute, Brakeley of Princeton University and Walter Stewart, member of the Institute and Chairman of the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation; settlement at Princeton of the League of Nations Economic group and working facilities; other League of Nations sections notably opium and health hopefully awaited.
Questions A. Sweetser's expenditure of League of Nations' money before obtaining authorization.
Staff questions; trips to Ottawa, Montreal, New York, Princeton; Princeton activities; A. Sweetser on A. Loveday's statement; San Francisco and Interim Commission; S. Lester's supposed interview in the New York Times as a nonsense.
A. Sweetser proposed a ceremony of presentation of the plaque of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award to S. Lester in Geneva.