884.6461 Tsana Dam/76a: Telegram

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

10. As a result of special efforts to meet King Tafari’s13 wishes White Engineering Corporation is able to send to Ethiopia its Vice President who has been in its employ for many years and is exceptionally well qualified to handle Tsana Dam negotiations.

In behalf of the Corporation please inform His Majesty King Tafari that Mr. Henry A. Lardner, Vice President of J. G. White Engineering Corporation and a special representative of its President, with full powers, is leaving New York on March 29 on the S.S. Berengaria. He will sail from Marseille on April 11 on the S.S. Explorateur Grandidier and is due to arrive at Djibouti on April 22.

  1. King Regent, October 7, 1928; crowned Emperor Haile Selassie, November 2, 1930.