CABLE FROM LINCOLN FOR ONTRICH/LUGTON WITH SHIPPING INFORMATION

Created: 5/18/1954

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DATE

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TO: OPIM^LINC

FOR ONTRICH/lUGTON INFO: SKILLET RYOAT PSSUCCESS

1. FOLLOWING RECEIVED FRO* GUAT FOR TOUR INFO ANDBRIEFING CALLIGERIS:

AAY THAT DUE TOTALPLUS FACT HAILS ARE NARROW GUAGE AND ROAD GRADESTEEP SEVERAL PLACES BETWEEN PUERTO BARRIOSAILROAD CARS WILL BE K'EEDEO TRANSPORT CAPGO. REASON SHIPMENT WILL BE BROUGHT TO CAPITAL IN

STATED THAT WSBURNT GOVTUT JUSTARS. EFT PUERTOCAPITAL AT 9: . TODAY. CARS LOADED WITH DIMENSIONS AND NUMBER AS YET UNKNOWN. GOVT ADVISEO

THEY WILL NOT NEED MORS FLATOPINION

CRATES CONTAIN HEAVY FIELD PIECES.

ST OR'A WHICH STARTED BARRIOS SATURDAY NIGHT

AY

9

ANO CONTINUED THROUGH SUNDAY. ONLYARS OF CRATES WORKMEN ON DOCK SAY "REST WILL BE EASY" INDICATING REMAINING PORTION CONSISTS SMALL CRATES. D.

STALL AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.

ATTEMPT TO HAVE ENTIRE SHIPMCNT STORED IN CARS ON RAIL SIDING AT STATION NAMED "LA BARRERA"ILES NORTH EAST OF CAPITAL, AND SITUATED CLOSE TO MILITARY UASED NAMED "ACETUNA" CURRENTLY UNDER COUPLET ION AMD POSSIOLY ULTIMATE DESTINATION ARMAMENT,

SPOT AMMO SINC CONSIDER THIS KEY TO

matter.

ABOARD ALFHEM TOLD

PUERTOHAT ANOTHER SHIP DUE HEREAYSRD DUE AS SOON AS THE 2ND SHIP LEAVES. NAMES DATE THESE SHIPS NOT KNOWN.

RANKING MILITARY OFFICERS INCLUDING SINALFONSO 'ARTlNEZ, COL 3APZANALLANA. DENE INAWAITING ARRIVAL SHIP AND STILL THERE. SANCHEZHOTELTE, PUERTO BARRIOS ACCOMPANIED OY AI DCSODY GUARDS.

UNLOAOEOLAT CARS AND NOW ENfiOUTE

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9AGE-3-

CAPITAL HAVE FOLLOWING SHAPE ANDEET HIGH, EET, TOP ROUND WITH DIAMETER APPROXNCHES,CRATE PERPENDICULAR AND OTHER SIDE SLOPINGOUNDS EACH. TRIANGULAR MARKING ON SIDE OFDE

OX CARS UNKNOWN CONTENTS ALSO ENROUTE .CAPITAL. SHOULD ARRIVE AROUND MIO NIGHT. DUE ABUNDANCE EMPTIES PUERTO BARRIOS IMPOSSIBLE DENY MILITARY THEIR USE APPARENTLY MILITARY INTENDS FORWARD TO CAPITAL AS UNLOADED WHICH DIRECT FROM SHIP TO TRAIN CARS.

BARRIOS EST IIMTES THAT GOVT

WILL NEEDAYS TO UNLOAD SHIP AT PRESENT SPEEDMINISTER SANCHEZ TRYING HURRY.

K. NO SIGNS AMMO UNLOADED AS YET BUT PROBABLEALTHOUGH CREW MEMBERSNOT TAKE ANYASSOCIATED WITH AMr.10

ATTEMPT PREVENTHIPMENTS COMING CAPITAL ATTACHED TO REGULAR TRAINS* HAVE PROMISED ADVISE UPON LEARNING ABOUT AnMOo

Lc OUF CONGESTION "OPT AS RESULT STRIKE NEW YORK. TRAINS LEAVINGOURS. TC THESE TRAINST Ei! US HITCH CAPS CONTAINING ALFHEM MATERIAL. IMPOSSIBLE OBTAIN ETC SINCE TRAINS DEPARTING AS LOADED. IMPOSSIBLE OBTAIN THAT MATERIAL BE FORWARDED IN ONE TRAIN. UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS

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ALFHEM CARGO WOULD TAKE MINIMUM OF FIVE DOUBLE HEADER TRAINS

Ue lieanwhile public keep away from pier and no visitors allowed aboard.

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