Pro-Falasha Body Welcomes Naming of U.S. Minister to Ethiopic Country
The American Jewish Committee will present a set of the Jewish Encyclopedia to Ras Tafari, Prince Regent of Abyssinia, in appreciation of his interest in the program carried on by the American Pro-Falasha Committee among the Falashas in Abyssinia.
The presentation will be made in behalf of the American Jewish Committee by Mr. Jacques Faitlovitch upon his arrival at the court of the Prince Regent, Rabbi J. Max Weis, secretary of the committee, announced.
The decision of President Coolidge to appoint a Minister to the Abyssinian Empire was greeted by Hyman J. Reit, chairman of the American Pro-Falasha Committee.
In his letter addressed to the President, Mr. Reit stated:
“I wish to express the gratitude of the American Pro-Falasha Committee in the announcement of your decision to appoint Mr. Addison E. Southard as Minister Resident and Consul General to the Abyssinian Empire. This appointment will enable us to have the co-operation and counsel that we urgently require in carrying on our program among the Falashas in Abyssinia. We intend to enlarge the scope of our work with the realization that we shall enjoy the special facilities and information that, we can obtain through the diplomatic service now extended to that country.
“Your appointment reflects an admirable selection because of Mr. Southard’s special qualifications for the post he assumes.”