GENEVA (Jul. 5)
The League of Nations Council yesterday decided to entrust Poland with a diplomatic examination of the Danzig situation after Arthur Greiser, president of the Nazi-controlled Free City Senate, had threatened an anschluss between Danzig and Germany.
Greiser’s threat during the Council’s debate on the Danzig situation elicited comparatively weak protests from Anthony Eden, British Foreign Secretary, and some other members of the Council.
Before leaving the chamber, Greiser gave Captain Eden a Hitler salute, evoking laughter from occupants of the press gallery.
Greiser thereupon turned to the gallery and thumbed his nose at the correspondents, arousing a storm of protest from the newspapermen.
Robert Dell of the Manchester Guardian, president of the International Association of Correspondents Accredited to the League of Nations, arose and protested against “this unbelievable insult” to the press.
Captain Eden said he had not seen Greiser’s gesture, however be believed the best reply would be to ignore it. His declaration was greeted by cheers from delegates, correspondents and spectators.