New York Times
March 16, 1957. p. 4.
Special to The New York Times
HAVANA, March 15—A cache of arms and ammunition was found by the police early this morning in a vacant lot facing the ocean in the exclusive Miramar residential district.
Included in the cache were one .50-caliber machine gun with 800 rounds of ammunition, six rifles, 1,000 rounds of .30-caliber ammunition and a large quantity of other ammunition.
The police said the insurgents had apparently abandoned the arms there Wednesday just after their abortive attack on the presidential palace.
In addition to the above seizure of arms twenty-one mortar shells and 900 sticks of dynamite were found several blocks away in a garbage dump. Six employees of the garbage service were arrested.
Hernando Hernandez, chief of the National Police, condemned today the killing of Dr. Pelayo Cuervo whose bullet-ridden body was found in a country club lake several hours after the palace attack. Dr. Cuervo was president of the opposition Ortodoxos party and former Minister of Communications.