The Council on 27 September 1932 accepted the resignation of Sir J.E. Drummond, first Secretary-General of the League of Nations, on the condition that the resignation should not take effect before 30 June 1933; question of the appointment of E. Drummond's successor.
Tribute to J.E. Drummond, retiring Secretary-General of the League of Nations.
E. Drummond thanked E. de Valera for the letter he addressed to the Members of the League of Nations in regard to his resignation as Secretary-General, letter in which E. de Valera congratulated E. Drummond upon the part he played within the League of Nations.
Secretary-General E. Drummond's wish to have a secret meeting of the Council to advance his nomination of P. de Azcarate; S. Lester's objections to P. de Azcarate's appointment.
Secret Council meeting wished by E. Drummond on this matter, according to S. Lester, E.J. Phelan was the most suitable candidate.
F. Walters did not recall the matter as the telegram was dated 1940.
References to J. Avenol, E. Drummond and Frank Walters.
About inaccurate accusations reported by newspapers on false negotiations between the Secretary-General E. Drummond and Japan and a so-called new formula differing in important aspects from that adopted by the Committee.
About the participation of the United States in the proposed conciliatory committee refused by Japan.