ABYSSINIA: Impenetrable

Thumbing a dozen photographs mailed to him by a Tokyo lawyer, wife-hunting, dusky Lij Araya, prince of Ethiopia, found very charming a picture of Miss Masako Kuroda, daughter of Viscount Hiroyuki Kuroda of Japan. There was considerable correspondence between Addis Ababa and Tokyo, and finally a match was arranged, hailed with glee by both the Abyssinian and Japanese Press.

Last week Abyssinia's Foreign Minister Gueta Herouy suddenly announced that "because of the machinations of a certain power" the match had suddenly been called off. These were weasel words to Tokyo's Nichi Nichi which...

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