12 APRIL 1935, Page 1

In the event the Nazis, who needed 48 seats to

give them a clear two-thirds majority, raised their total from 38 to 44, advancing their vote from 109,000 to 139,000. On the other side; the Socialists actually increased their vote by a hundred or two. So did the Catholic Centre, and the Poles by more still. Only the Communists and the German Nationalists lost ground. Danzig is not Germany, but in view of the part German Nazi leaders took in the election the result must be regarded as an important rebuff to the Nazi movement. And Geneva will be relieved of the embarrassment of having to deal with proposals, probably enough inacceptable, for the revision of the Danzig constitution.

* * * *