The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy ( Phillips )
Washington , December 28, 1936—1 p.m.
194. Your 550, December 24, 1 p.m. We are inclined to feel it would be better not to stress the proposed change in status of our representation at Addis Ababa by making any formal announcement at this time. Engert will probably be about to depart on leave towards the end of February and the change in status will become known at that time in a routine manner.