884.6461 Tsana Dam/56: Telegram

The Minister in Ethiopia (Southard) to the Secretary of State


With reference to the telegram from the Department of October 29, 3 p.m. Tsana matter exhaustively discussed with Tafari; after which he declined to call proposed conference or take any other action pending further communication from the Government of Great Britain which the King hopes to receive December 2 when the [Page 795] new Minister from Great Britain presents his letters of credence. In my opinion, Tafari has not definitely made up his mind to have the dam constructed.