References to J. Avenol, E. Drummond and Frank Walters.
F. Walters did not recall the matter as the telegram was dated 1940.
Press cuttings "The work of the League: Sir E. Drummond on wars prevented", from "The Times" and "Courage needed" from the "Daily Herald", as well as the text of E. Drummond's broadcast on a retrospective of the League of Nations.
Further to the Japanese Government's proposals concerning important changes in the original text agreed to by the Committee of Nineteen in December, the Committee failed to propose an acceptable procedure to both parties, China and Japan, for settling their dispute; three points: the participation of the United States and the USSR in negotiating a settlement, the acceptance by Japan of the Lytton report and the non recognition of Manchukuo were regarded by the Committee of Nineteen as essential, the Committee then discussed the procedure, form and substance of the report.
Japanese proposals and amendments, reply to the Committee's questions.
About the participation of the United States in the proposed conciliatory committee refused by Japan.
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.
Secret Council meeting wished by E. Drummond on this matter, according to S. Lester, E.J. Phelan was the most suitable candidate.
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.
On P. de Azcarate's appointment as Deputy Secretary-General.