ABYSSINIA: Sons of So-and-Sos

Addison E. Southard, U. S. Minister at Addis Ababa, respectfully sent a recent issue of the Berhanena Salam to the U. S. State Department. The Government's semi-official organ, printed on Emperor Haile Selassie's private press, only paper with a national circulation in Abyssinia. (Abyssinians are more than 90% illiterate), Berhanena Salam's leading editorial was marked for Statesman Stimson's consideration. Extolling the virtues of Temperance, expounding the evils of tej (native liquor, made from honey), the editorial was released by the State Department "not as Prohibition propaganda but as interesting reading." Excerpts:...

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