Translation in French of K. Papee's letter regarding A. Greiser's speech on Danzig, on the Polish-German Pact, on alleged negotiations between Berlin and Geneva, as well as between Berlin and Warsaw.
Extract from US Radio Bulletin on the question of American bases or British bases in Ireland.
Telepress on Irish neutrality: Brennan, Irish Minister to the United States interviewed by the "New-York Sun".
M. Melas (Greece), Permanent Delegate at the League of Nations, appointed by his Government to a post in the Legation at Berne, according to S. Lester it was to be feared that this decision weakened the general position of the League of Nations' Permanent Delegates.
France decided to leave the League of Nations: Admiral Darlan informed S. Lester of this decision, but France continued to cooperate with ILO and the League of Nations technical organs; articles on the French decision: "Liquidation" by a journalist in the "Tribune de Genève", "Courrier de Vichy" by Eugène Fabre, the pro-German correspondent of "La Suisse", cutting from "Le Temps" on "Le retrait de la France de la Société des Nations".
Meeting of Supervisory Committee proposed for 2 June in the USA, S. Lester's presence essential, but danger of being cut off from his post.
Princeton cable to S. Lester from Dodds, President of Princeton University, Aydelotte, President of Institute for Advanced Studies, and Tenbroek, Rockefeller Research Institute at Princeton, expressing warm satisfaction for the technical nonpolitical work associated with the League of Nations; Berne policy of non-collaboration; inaugural reception of the "Académie Diplomatique Internationale" at the Villa "Mon Repos".
S. Lester applied for visas for family; question of Health Section transfer: no official invitation from the USA.
Withdrawal of France from the League of Nations, the decision seemed to be related to the development of Admiral Darlan's policy of collaboration and the military events in the Balkans and North Africa; French intention to leave the League of Nations and stay in the ILO; repercussions on Switzerland and weakening of the position of the League of Nations.
François Darlan prefaced the execution of his pro-German program, including a visit to the "Führer".