Primary Project : Summaries
Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee, III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.
Tape Number : Q 609
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FBI Catalogue Tapes Not Summarized
FBI preliminary tape identification note:
Date cues on tape: One Tracs 90/JJ MP [Mike Prokes] Julie O'Hare [Julia Hare] 3/5/77/ KSFO (Tape Q627 specifies 9 February 1977; month difference is insignificant)
Public figures/ National and international names:
Fulgencio Batista, former Cuban dictator
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader, practitioner of non-violence
Salvador Allende, President of Chile, deposed in 1973 coup (by reference)
Eldridge Cleaver, Black Panther leader
Kathleen Cleaver, Black Panther leader
Gary Gilmore, executed convict
Alex Haley, author of Roots
Willie Brown, California Assemblyman
John Burton, U.S. Representative (D-Calif.)
Philip Burton, U.S. Representative (D-Calif.)
Don Clausen, U.S. Representative (R-Calif.)
Mervyn Dymally, California Lieutenant Governor
George Moscone, mayor of San Francisco
Charles Gain, San Francisco police chief
Joseph Freitas, San Francisco District Attorney
Bill Farr, L.A. newsman
Rev. Hall, minister at Bethel AME in San Francisco
Julia Hare, Bay Area black activist, radio talk show host (speaks)
Marceline Jones (by reference)
Amanda Poindexter, aka Ever Rejoicing (by reference)
Michael Prokes (speaks)
Bible verses cited:
This tape is a virtual duplicate of the first two-thirds of Tape Q627 of an interview conducted by Julia Hare of KSFO Radio in San Francisco with Jim Jones and Mike Prokes. A duplicate of the last third of the tape may be found – in a less-carefully recorded format – at Tape Q727 .
There are several differences between this and Q 627. The latter is more complete in one respect, in that it is the tape of all the exchanges between the radio hostess and her two guests, including the off-mike conversations during commercial breaks, when Ms. Hare mentions what they will talk about in the next segment. However, this tape includes several minutes of conversation which were lost on 627, due to its subsequent use to record a telephone conversation, as well as another minute lost on 627 when side one ended and before side two begins.
Differences with FBI Summary:
There is nothing to compare between the two summaries, since the FBI did not write anything for this, or 64 other tapes which bear the notation "Tapes Not Summarized." These tapes seems to have little on them which the FBI could use for its purposes of investigating crimes arising from the Jonestown tragedy, but then again, that describes many other tapes as well. The difference seems to be that one or two FBI agents catalogued this set of tapes – as evidenced by the typewriter used in writing the reports – and that generally, the transcriptions were made early in the process, before someone may have asked for greater detail in the reports.
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