124.842/126: Telegram

The Minister Resident in Ethiopia (Engert) to the Secretary of State

453. I am officially informed today that Marshal Graziani pursuant to instructions from Rome has issued a decree which becomes effective tomorrow regulating private radio stations. The Marshal has just told me very courteously that the Legations now possessing radio stations will be permitted to use them provisionally not as Legations but as private individuals and will be subject to such regulations as he may prescribe. He said this would include restrictions regarding certain hours, wave lengths, et cetera, but for the present we would be permitted to send messages in cipher as before.