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Poland Seeks Extension of Mandates Commission Membership

An address by Josef Back, Polish Foreign Minister, before the League of Nations Council in which he asked extension of the membership of the Mandates Commission raised the possibility today that he may make proposals for emigration of Polish Jews to Palestine.

Another possibility seen in the speech was that Poland may present claims for colonies on the basis of her overpopulation, particularly what Polish Government leaders have been stressing as the surplus Jewish population.

Col. Beck’s address was delivered yesterday at a closed meeting of the Council in commenting on appointment of Lord Hailey, British Colonial Expert, to the Mandates Commission to succeed Lord Lugard.

Lord Hailey, director of the African Research Survey since 1934, has had experience in the field of colonial administration. Born in 1872, he entered the Indian Civil Service twenty-two years later From 1919 to 1923, Lord Hailey was finance member of the Indian government and during the following year, home office member. From 1924 to 1928 he was governor of Punjab.

Tribute to Lord Lugard’s services was paid by Victor Antonescu, rapporteur and Rumanian Foreign Minister. Viscount Cranborne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, thanked the Council for the tribute.

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