0 040550Z JAN 79
FM LOS ANGELES (89-436) (3) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) PRIORITY
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (SF VIA FBIHQ) PRIORITY
TAMPA (89-79) PRIORITY
Re Tampa teletype to Bureau, January 2, 1979.
On January 3, 1979, a check with the US Post Office, Los Angeles, indicated PO Box 43628 was obtained by [name deleted] on February 21, 1974. [name deleted] resided at [address deleted], Los Angeles. Persons authorized to receive mail at PO Box 43628 were [names deleted] and the Business Goodie DBA Records, Recording and Publishing, telephone number [deleted]. Personnel at the Post Office report a total of 10 to 20 pieces of mail is received at [address deleted] and the Post Office Box per day.
On January 3, 1979, [name deleted] was interviewed at
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his residence, [address deleted], Los Angeles. [name deleted] advised the following:
He is Father Jones and refers to himself as a spiritual advisor. He has contacted to record a two and one half hour show seven days a week which is a popular record called Goodie Train Record Program. He uses three disc jockeys at different times for this show. He contacts through Gilbraith Associates, Hollywood, California, for his show which is aired on radio station XEG 1050 AM on the dial 1000 Watts, Monterey, Mexico. He has had his ministry over the XEG radio station for approximately seven years. During the show which plays popular records he has commercials for Father Jones.
He advised he knows nothing about the Peoples Temple and the first time he heard of the Peoples Temple or Jim Jones was recently when he read about it in the newspaper. He advised he monitors all his shows and he has never had a broadcast or the statement was made “Father Jones is still alive and well” or is an “international profit [prophet].”
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Due to the above investigation at Los Angeles, Los Angeles is conducting no further investigation requested in referenced teletype.
Armed and dangerous, suicidal tendencies.