Foreign News: Answering Ethiopia

In his Geneva hotel suite one morning last week young British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, his brow worry-puckered, argued and pleaded with dusky members of Haile Selassie's entourage, trying to persuade them to advise His Majesty not to inconvenience the Great Powers by personally arising in the League Assembly to air Ethiopia's wrongs. ''Tell your Emperor that no head of a State has ever addressed the League—it would be unprecedented!" cried young Tony Eden with his British reverence for precedent. "The Emperor really must not appear. It would compromise his imperial dignity."

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