National Geographic : 1935 Sep
THE LAW BRINGS EQUALITY FOR ALL, SAYS THE SIGN ABOVE THE JUDGE'S HEAD Over the motto, in this stifling Eritrean courtroom, is a picture of Italy's King, and to the left a native policeman stands at attention. While Italian codes are officially recognized in meting justice, white rulers wisely listen to the suggestions of elderly tribesmen. AN ITALIAN OFFICERAND ANATIVE POLICEMAN MAKE THEIR ROUNDS SIDE BY SIDE Outsiders, visiting Eritrea for the first time, at once notice the friendly relations between officialsand the natives, notwithstanding differences incolor and rank. In the native infantry Christians as well asMoslems wear the fez, because it is part of the military uniform.