Period of crisis and great insecurity in the world; League of Nations' strengthened or weakened position; situation in Danzig with the implementation of the new Government policy of cooperation with the League of Nations; public attacks on the League of Nations and the High Commissioner ceased; fear that the Rhineland coup be repeated in Danzig; A. Greiser's view on Danzig was that it would remain a Free City, but it needed a "Deutsche Front"; war fear; Jews' situation in Poland; K. Papée on the Locarno Pact; the Danzig flag only and not the Swastika might appear on public buildings; question of the renewal of S. Lester's mandate as Danzig High Commissioner.
S. Lester's report to the League of Nations Council further to the incident of the German cruiser; A. Forster's article demanding a revision of the League of Nations' relations with the Free City; German cruiser incident placed on the Agenda of the League of Nations Council; S. Lester at Geneva to participate in the Council's meeting; difficult relationships between Danzig and the League of Nations after President A. Greiser's speech; talks with K. Papée, Count Lubienski, Chef de Cabinet of Colonel Beck and J. Beck; S. Lester's view and Polish responsibilities.
Anxiety of Colonel J. Beck, Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs, regarding the situation; S. Lester and K. Papée, Polish Minister, on necessary communication arrangements in case of emergency; all opposition papers suppressed; K. Papée's information on the suppression of opposition parties; S. Lester and K. Papée on A. Greiser's violent speeches against the League of Nations; Polish press pressure on Government; Danzig opposition and Senate's attitude.
Possible Danzig settlement; A. Greiser's possible resignation; High Commissioner as element in bargaining; S. Lester's interesting notes on Danzig events for talks with J. Avenol and members of the Council; S. Lester's contretemps to the first visit of the Italian Consul General, Count Ponzone; S. Lester's appointment with Noel, French Ambassador in Warsaw, one of the finest French diplomats; S. Lester's awareness of his responsibilities and the fact he was sitting at "the most dangerous point" in the European situation, as Noel noticed it.
Dinner with O'Rourke: cartoon from the "Morning Post" depicting a so-called school for Nazi diplomats, O'Rourke's fear of a war; declarations in the House of Commons from A. Eden, Noel Baker and Cranbourne on S. Lester and the situation in Danzig.
Committee of Three and S. Lester's report; context of general European situation and difficult position of the League of Nations in Danzig; K. Papée on the German satisfactory reply to the Polish note, since Germany did not intend to do anything affecting the statute of Danzig; possible attacks on the High Commissioner with a view to prevent the League of Nations from guaranteeing the Constitution.
S. Lester also mentioned the fact he accepted a renewal of his appointment in spite of the difficult situation in Danzig.
Danzig Government's action to control S. Lester's all visitors without S. Lester's consent: Danzig political police stationed outside the door of S. Lester's office, since the police control was established S. Lester received no visit from any of the Danzig Opposition political Parties.
High Commissioner's position in Danzig: on one hand the Danzig Senate told the High Commissioner would disappear soon, on the other hand the High Commissioner benefited from the Polish support; comment on the German Government's declaration to Warsaw on the fact they had no intention to affect the Statute of the Free City; problem araised by another German warship's visit; S. Lester very pessimistic on the urgency of the situation and the fact he was powerless; difficult relationships between the Danzig Senate and S. Lester.
About Court decision on press and mainly one sentence referring to the League of Nations as one of the best guarantees for Germanism in Danzig; notes exchanged between Warsaw and Berlin referring again to the Leipzig cruiser incident; Poland's interests; rumours on a Polish-German accord on the future of the Free City.