INTERNATIONAL: Odor of Oil (Cond'd)

In Addis Ababa last week, Ethiopian courtiers told correspondents that their Emperor was angrily rebuking U. S. Chargé d'Affaires Cornelius Engert inside the Royal Palace.

"The Emperor considers that Secretary of State Cordell Hull acted with gross misjudgment in persuading the Standard Vacuum Oil Company to cancel the Rickett concession," said the Emperor's spokesman, adding that His Majesty told Mr. Engert hotly: "We need the co-operation of somebody—instead of obstacles, OBSTACLES!"

Co-operation was what no Great Power would give Ethiopia last week except in words (see p....

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