S. Lester's action on proposed elections; long exchange with A. Greiser.
A. Greiser assured elections would be completely secret and free in accordance with the laws based on the Constitution and measures would be taken to guarantee that freedom and secrecy of elections.
Attack on Wiese, leader of an Opposition Party; two meetings (Social Democratic Party and Catholic boys) broken up by SA men; order obliging proprietors of restaurants, rooms, etc. to report on all meetings taking place except National Socialists ones; imprisonment sentences for having insulted A. Hitler, Temp, the Commissioner of the Zoppot town, A. Greiser, etc.
Oath to A. Hitler also taken in Danzig by members of the National Socialist Party, SA and SS; Catholic meeting to celebrate the establishment of the Catholic Youth; President A. Greiser's appeal to Danzig people to vote on the question of the Centre Party's (Zentrum) petition; "Warsaw Kurrier" on Danzig elections: Danzig status might be endangered by a victory of the National Socialists; talks between S. Lester and Senator Huth in charge of Public Works and Economics in the Senate on the Centre Party's denunciations, (Huth was candidate for the Senate presidency when H. Rauschning left); Huth's supporters included Linksmeyer (German Leader of the SA) and von Wnuck (President of the Volkstag); two warnings given to the Social Democrat newspaper "Volkstimme" by the Police President further to articles on the Harbour workers' conditions and on separatism.
Election campaign; "Volkstimme" new suppression; accusations of "traitor"; Danzig and the free Saar; communications with the Danzig Senate on the freedom of the elections; press articles on the alleged report by S. Lester on incidents in the Volkstag; A. Greiser's accusations against S. Lester regarding this report; A. Greiser's speech to the judges; press and alleged terrorism.
Catholic Bishop O'Rourke denounced pagan tendencies, Marxism and Bolshevism in politics; A. Forster's speech: people giving information to the High Commissioner were "traitors and separatists"; A. Greiser's remarks: National Socialism accepted by whole German people except some anti-German elements in Danzig protected by an out-of-date Constitution.
A. Greiser's speech at a National Socialist election meeting on 23 March 1935.
Nazi demonstrations; Sean Lester might have to bring Danzig to the Special (Sanctions) sitting of the Council; possible "démarches" in Council, with Poland; difficulties between A. Greiser, President of the Danzig Senate, and A. Forster; Sean Lester's step with the German Government; Sean Lester took preventive measure possible to keep the situation from developing into a crisis requiring international action.