ETHIOPIA: The Plums of Neutrality

From Addis Ababa last week, TIME Correspondent James Bell cabled: "His face as sadly impassive as that of a Byzantine saint. His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I rose from a straight-back chair in his paneled library as I bowed into the room. As we shook hands before a large window overlooking a garden, a peacock screamed and a large lion walked by on the lawn. Then the Emperor gave me the news about his ancient Christian kingdom, perched Swiss-green and cool above Africa's desert heat. The news: Ethiopia has adopted a...

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