CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 1/17/1954

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DATE : AN 54

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7 JAN 54

IMMEDIATE ACTION

CITE: SLINC

TO: SQUAT

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POSSIBLY PARTIALLY flFPETITION YOUR CONFERENCESTATED HE URGED ARENAS AND OCANA NOT TO BECOME

INVOLVFD WITH OFFICIAL CONTACTS IN WASH. AS GENERAL PLANS WERE WELL UNDERWAY AND THEIR ACTION WOULD ONLY JEOPARDIZE WHOLE DEAL.

HOWEVER CONTACTFO HIS FRtENO SENATOR KARLDAKOTA, WHO REFERRED HI' TO MCCARTHY. LATTER APPARENTLY OFFERED NO TANGIBLEUNAWAREPLANS FOR SUPPORT OF ARFNAS AND OCANA ALTHOUNDOUBTEDLY EXISTS.

3- PRIOR ARFNAS DEPARTURE FOR WSBURNT, HE URGED

TO ORGANIZE QUIETLY AND BY ALL MEANS BE PATIENT.UNAWARE

OF OCANAS ACTIVITIES AND WOULD BF RECEPTIVE TO ANY SUGGESTION HOW HE MIGHT HELP. WE 8ELIEVF YOU HAVF COVERED THIS WITH HIV HOWEVER WILL AWAIT YOUR REPORT.

APPEARS THOROUGHLY SOLD ON NEEO FOR PATIENCE

WHILE DEVELOPING CONTROLSELL ORGANIZED MACHINE. HE ALSO

IS FORBIDDEN TOOPY OF THIS MESSAGE Cow ho.

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UPSFT BY ARENAS SOUNOlNG OFF IN WSBURNT ALTHO UNWITTING OF INVOLVED (OOAClD). HE FEELS ARFNAS HAS UNDOUBTEDLY (WHICH MAY ACCOUNT FOR APPARENT ACCELLERATlONASu))- THEREFORECABLE CALLIGERIS VIA IN SPECIAL

CODE RFQUESTING CALLIGERIS NOT ACCEPT ARENAS VIEWS AS THFY ARE UNRFLATED TO REALITY AND TO ADHERE CLOSELY TO PRESENT PLANS.

ALTHO NO ASSURANCE OF SECURITY ABOVE COOE IT HAS BrEN USED THUS FAR AND PENDING OUR ESTABLISHMENT OF COMVO NO OTHER RAPID COWUNICATION WITH CALLIGERIS NOW EXISTS- THEREFORE HAVF AUTHORIZED MYLKES TO CHECK CODE PROCEDURE SECURITY AND RELEASE SAVEAN IN INTERESI IMMEDIATE CLARIFICATION OF SITUATION.

WILL CONTINUF ACTIVE EXPLORATION OF WAYS TO COUNTERACT ACTIVITIES SAID PERSONS WITHOUT JEOPARDIZING THEIR ULTI"ATE VALUE -MEANWHILE YOUR SUGGESTIONS THIS REGARD WILL BE APPRECIATED.

E AMBASSADOR'S SCHEDULE RECOV'END LINC BE AUTHORIZED TO REPLY TO GUAT SAKE OFTHAT CORRECTIVE ACTION BEING TAKEN. "EANWHILE CONSIDER ARENAS AS ENTHUSIASTIC BUT INACCURATE PERSON,

EJID OF MESSAGE

SECRETARIATT : TRFATEO AS PBSUCCESS RYBAT0

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