to Dr. Leo Motzkin, chairman of the Committee of Jewish Delegations, who, with Dr. Emil Margulies, Czechoslovakian Jewish leader, presented the Jewish petitions to the League, and who, single-handed, has carried the burden of representing the Jews here during the last few days when it seemed apparent that the Jewish case was doomed to failure through the seeming success of German efforts to have the petitions ruled inadmissible and to have the case quashed in the secret sessions.
It was reported last night that the Committee of Three which has been considering the petitions submitted to the League by a number of Jewish organizations and by the Parliamentary Club of Jewish Deputies (Kolo) of Poland had been inclined to postpone their decision on the petitions until September in order to give Germany an opportunity to submit observations on them. Action by the Council, however, on the Bernheim petition, is expected to result in speedier handling of the other petitions, according to belief today.
It was commented last night that the British delegation seemed indifferent to the entire matter. Sir John Simon, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, departed for London while the matter was pending. This apparent indifference, which informed circles were inclined to link with earlier rumors of a bargain being reached in connection with disarmament negotiations, was felt to weaken seriously the possibility of serious discussion on the Bernheim case which the other delegations rather wanted.