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Interest in the fifteenth ordinary session of the Assembly of the League of Nations, which opened here yesterday, continues to center around the Polish proposal to generalize the minority treaties by extending them to include all members of the League as well as the smaller countries specifically bound by minority clauses.

The Polish demand that the treaties be made universal or altogether abolished will probably result in the summoning of a special League conference to deal with the problem, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today.

The question of minorities, regarded here as the greatest problem facing the current League session, has already provoked considerable internal discussion among the delegations here for the meeting, it was learned from League circles.


European Jewish leaders view the Polish proposal with the greatest seriousness and agree with the opinion expressed by liberal European newspapers that the Polish plan is merely a maneuver to enable Poland to abrogate the minority treaties, which are known to irk Polish governmental circles by their mere existence.

It is thought here that Poland introduced the resolution or generalization of the minority treaties in the hope that the great powers would refuse assent, leaving Poland free to abrogate the treaties.

Such a step by the Polish gov-

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