FROM 3 SEPTEMBER TO 3 OCTOBER
GERMANY ENTERS LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Germany Admitted to League and Council.—As a result of careful preparation by the major powers, and after the resignation from the League of Brazil and Spain, the two states who prevented its accomplishment last spring, the admission of Germany to the League of Nations and to a seat on the League Council was carried through at the September Session of the League Assembly without manifest opposition. The Assembly on September 8 voted unanimously in favor of Germany’s admission, and on September 10 Dr. Stresemann, the German Foreign Minister, took his seat in the Assembly. In a dramatic scene, Foreign Minister Briand of France made the first speech of welcome.
Locarno Treaties Ratified.—The admission of Germany to the League was the last essential preliminary to the ratification of the five Locarno treaties. These consist of the four treaties of arbitration between Germany and her neighbors, France, Belgium, Poland, and Czechoslovakia, and the Rhineland Treaty, creating a neutral zone along the Rhine, and guaranteed by Great Britain and Italy. These were ratified on September 14.