Note from S. Lester to F. Walters, dated 16 March, requesting some papers on Danzig to be sent to the Rapporteur; note of 19 March listing the papers from the High Commissioner at Danzig sent to the Rapporteur.
In the absence of the Secretary-General and of L. Krabbe, who was in the Saar to start the Plebiscite Commission, F. Walters acknowledged receipt of S. Lester's letters to the Secretary-General, he assured S. Lester that the previous High Commissioner at Danzig had similar problems; Danzig-Polish new agreement; Lawless seemed to have missed the chance of putting his name forward for the Saar; F. Walters and the Chaco question.
S. Lester requested F. Walters' and the Secretary-General's views regarding the procedures: a report by the Rapporteur would have been the normal procedure, S. Lester proposed the appointment of a Committee to report on the Zentrum Party's petition and Catholic Priests' petition, as well as to study some Danzig constitutional points, or that the Rapporteur wished the matter to be adjourned to enable him to study the legal points raised, S. Lester thought either of these procedures would be better than the mere withdrawal of the questions from the Council Agenda.
Elections in Danzig made it difficult to pay a visit to S. Lester.
Enclosed is F. Walters' reply in English of 30 April 1935: Danzig questions to the Council, Rapporteur's report, F. Walters' wish to write to W. Strang about all this.
A. Loveday considering the matter; Schacht's speech: Germany not in a position to give financial support to the Danzig banks; A. Loveday or a member of his Section to go to Danzig; Poland's protest against the Exchange Restrictions Decree.
On "Volkstimme"; Jurists Committee; Danzig financial situation.