CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/7/1954

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CESAR MONTENEGRO PANIAGUA, REPORTED PRESS,BEHEADING ALLOMMIES WHEN FIRST SHOT FIRED, TO

BE EXPLOITED AS UNMASKING COMVIE PLAN ESTABLISHING FULL DICTATORSHIP BS BURNT BY MEANS HUGEATH, WADE POSSIBLE BY RECENT SOVIET ARMS SHIPMENT. ARCHBISHOP ARELLANO LIKELY TO BE FIRST VICTIM.

MONTENEGRO SPEECH, PLUS RECENT ARRESTS, ARMING OF WORKERS AND PEASANTS, PHONY TREATY OFFER WSHOOFS, PROPOSED MEETING ARBENZ-EISENHOHER, ALL PROVE EXTREME NERVOUSNESS, VACILLATIONS ARBENZ RCGIIC, CONFRONTED WITH IRRESISTIBLY MOUNTING OPPOSITION MOVEMENl .

CALL FOR DRASTIC PUNISHMENT MONTENEGRO, DISARMAMENT COMMIES, RESIGNATION ARBENZ-BUT AVOID IMPLICATION AS IF WSBURNT COS

WERE STRONG ENOUGH! TO SLAUGHTER OPPOSITION AT WILL.

Il- GIVE ABOVE 8IGGEST POSSIBLE PLAY IN PRESS, RADIO, RESOLUTIONS AND OPEN LETTERS FRIENDLY ORGANIZATIONS, PROTESTS

TO LOCAL BS BURNT EMBASSY, WIRE TO ARBENZ, ANY OTHER FEASIBLE

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ABOVE FOR CONSUMPTION OUTSIDE GUAT ONLY. SHERWOOD OUR EXCLUSIVE CHANNEL FOR STATEMENTS RE ABOVE INSIDE GUAT.

CA8LF REPORTS YOUR ACTIONS TAKEN, PLUS WHATEVER LOCAL INITIATIVE SAME DIRECTION POSSIBLE.

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