ITALY: Again, Rickett

The Italo-Ethiopian War still has the benefit of a large, roving x quantity in bluff, pushing Francis William Rickett, the British promoter who wangled a huge concession from Haile Selassie for Standard Vacuum Oil and then, to an international chorus of "Shame! Shame!" was paid off and repudiated by the U. S. concern (TIME, Sept. 9 et seq.). Dressy Mr. Rickett's importance survived last autumn's misadventure because his safe continued to be the repository for the concession for the subsoil rights to precisely the two-thirds of Ethiopia that Benito Mussolini wants. The...

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