The Consul at Geneva (Gilbert) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 3—10:15 a.m.]
206. My telegram No. 204, June 2, 3 p.m.63 The formal Argentine request64 for convocation of the Assembly was issued last night. It [Page 151]refers to the Argentine reservation in the May Council (Consulate’s 168, May 12, 9 p.m.) and to the desirability of democratizing the Council functions and it stresses the necessity for all League members to have an opportunity of considering the problems arising out of the Italian-Ethiopian dispute and of assuming their responsibilities therein. It refers to article 10 of the Covenant and to the “unchanging tradition” of Pan-Americanism and indicating as the purpose for the Assembly the questions of the annexation of Ethiopia and of sanctions.
I understand New York Times correspondent has cabled textually essential paragraphs.