B.A. Renborg (Sweden), Social Questions and Opium Trafficking Section, to S. Lester: newspaper cutting on "l'Etat français va-t-il quitter la SDN?".
A. Loveday (United Kingdom), League of Nations Economic and Financial Section and some of his collaborators left for Princeton University, R.M.F. Charron (France), W.M. Hill (Ireland), and some others remained in the Financial Section; J. Avenol's attempts to get some League of Nations people to resign, such as Valentin Joseph Stencek (Czechoslovakia), Economic and Financial Section, Internal Administration, Eugène Henri René Vigier (France), Political Section, Yves Biraud (France), Hygiene Section.
J. Avenol's departure: his pension planned for 31 August; V.J. Stencek (Czechoslovakia), Economic and Financial Section, Internal Administration, advised by J. Avenol to make peace with Germany by taking Protectorate citizenship; W. Krauel, German Consul General on Weizacker's proposals of saving certain League of Nations services.
Letter of E.J. Phelan (Ireland), ILO official, to S. Lester on his trip to Lisbon (Portugal) and A. Loveday's leaving to Montreal (Canada).
A. Costa du Rels (Bolivia), President of the Council, asked for circulation of telegram summarising his reply to J. Avenol (on his resignation) as J. Avenol had done; J. Avenol's leaving for Vichy without informing anybody.
Associated Press release: S. Lester to replace J. Avenol.
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.
Message of sympathy from Lord Halifax, Foreign Secretary in London, to S. Lester further to the difficulties at the Spanish frontier; Sir C. Kisch emphasized that in London they had confidence in S. Lester and S. Jacklin; René Lucien Daniel Massigli (France), League of Nations man at the Quai d'Orsay, he also carried the Embassy at Ankara, called S. Lester on Vichy and Marshal Pétain; E.J. Phelan (Ireland), ILO official and Pardo left to the USA; S. Lester shocked by Pardo's attitude, interested in money and unhelpful Member of the Supervisory Committee meeting.
After numerous difficulties the Supervisory Committee meeting finally approved the League of Nations 1941 budget; story of this Supervisory Committee meeting.
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.