Getting clown to brass tacks in Harar last week, New York Times's candid Harold Denny cabled: "The exodus of disappointed 'war correspondents' and camera men from Ethiopia is now well under way after one of the greatest and most expensive flops in journalistic and newsreel history. . . . The Ethiopians have an unmatched talent for procrastination—they dislike doing anything today which possibly can be put off. "The result has been that a hundred or more correspondents and camera men are gnawing their fingernails at Addis Ababa, Harar and Dire Dawa knowing...

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