A. Forster/A. Greiser, President of the Danzig Senate, differences - After discussions in Berlin, A. Forster got full support, he remained in Danzig more powerful than before, A. Greiser got a rebuff, although he got authority to ban all political meetings and processions.
Leipzig cruiser affair - Diplomatic incident during the visit of the German cruiser "Leipzig" because its officers were instructed by the highest naval authorities to pay no visit to the High Commissioner, at that time Sean Lester; more thoughts on Danzig - Danzig question will come to the forefront between Poland and Germany; Sean Lester suggested to National Socialist and other leaders in Danzig to co-operate rather than intimidate.
Lunch at Avenol's with Council: means usual Foreign Ministers, A. Eden, Delbos, Litvinov, J. Beck, Aras, Sandler, Antonesco (Rum.) Spain, etc. - Candidates for the Danzig post; J. Beck's report: façade of guarantee; Council's difficult position.
Sean Lester's new duties as Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Nations; his functions before: S. Lester was a member of the Council, presiding over it and several of its committees (the Peru-Columbia and the Chaco affairs), and he was the High Commissioner in Danzig; trouble in appointment of new High Commissioner in Danzig; Carl Burckhardt, Swiss Professor, appointed High Commissioner in Danzig; disappearance of James Connolly in 1916 (letter of S. Lester addressed to the Irish Press about J. Connolly), it seems J. Connolly wanted to launch an insurrection with the small revolutionary labour force under his command to force the hand of the I.R.B. and Volunteer leaders; extract from John T. Whitaker's book: "And fear came", 1936, referring to S. Lester.