[Editor’s notes: This report was transcribed by Heather Shannon. The editors are grateful for her invaluable assistance.
[This document retains its original spellings throughout, with corrections made only when the meaning may otherwise be unclear. In addition, where known, we have added first or last names in brackets to those identified by a single name. It should be noted that a number of names have not been annotated. The name is either unknown, there may be more than one person with that name or – most often the case – the name is in code.]
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Law Office Report #30
May 18, 1978
from June [Crym]
[Handwriting: “To Carolyn Layton or Terry Buford” “given on radio”]
1. Ranch Audit: Separate from this report is coming in a package the copied material on the ranch which was put together by Claire [Janaro] and Bonnie [Beck]. If the audit people ask, they will be told that the records were sent down to Richard [Janaro] because he is familiar with the accounting system and would have to look the stuff over in order to reply to the auditors.
Some time ago I gota message to send over anything I had on the lease of the irrigation system. I sent you everything I had, xeroxes, in Law Office Report #23, dated March 22, Item 10. Claire checked her records, has nothing further. [Handwriting: “Am sending duplicates with Ranch Audit Package”]
2. Danny Pietila Trust Account: See Law Office Report #21, dated March 7, Item 5. To that report I attached a letter to be signed by [Temple attorney Eugene] Chaikin and returned. Have received nothing. I am sending with this report a POWER OF ATTORNEY authorizing Jean Brown and Bonnie Beck to obtain copies of missing bank statements for the Pietila accounts, in order that we can compile the accounting, send it over to you for approval, and then keep it on hand. The Trust Account monies have been all used up by Pietila but until we have a full accounting showing by bank statement and cancelled check, item by item, that the accounts balance out, any accusations made by Pietila or Wanda Johnson that we still have his money are open to be used by Baker. So, PLEASE have Chaikin sign the power of attorney and mail it back to me as soon as possible. DO NOT DATE IT. [Handwriting: last two sentences are circled and starred.]
3. James and Irene Edwards Property, 1752 McKinnon Street, that burned last year: The insurance company settled for $16,800; from that comes $5,311.57 plus interest at 7% from 2/1/78 to date of payment to go to the mortgage holders, and $78 for real estate costs, the balance to go to the Edwards. We will will send over the balance check as soon as it is received.
4. Mercedes Guidry insurance cash surrender: The forms require a NOTARIZED signature. I told Mildred [Terri Buford] this over the radio–she said go ahead and send it, that would be no problem. So here is the cash surrender application, to be signed in the presence of a notary public. The Notary signs at the lower left; Mercedes signs on the right side at the checkmark. If you are able to get this done, send it back to me when you can and I will forward it on to the insurance company.
5. Oliver Morgan – letter from his attorney. Please see that he gets the attached letter and see if there is anything we need to do on this end,
B-4 c (2)
Law Office Report #30
May 18, 1978
6. Levatus McKinnus [McKinnis] – lawsuit. In January I gave James a letter from McKinnus’s attorney to forward on to him, and to radio that the attorney wanted to talk to McKinnus. Now McKinnus’s neighbor has called, saying that the attorney was looking for McKinnus and had no idea where he is. I do not have the letter that I gave James; would you do some tracing on this and see if the message ever got to McKinnus and if response is necessary. The attorney’s name is John Sutter, I think he is on Oakland. [Handwriting: “A reply was sent back”]
7. Exie Eleby/Melita Gibson – On Law Office Report #8, I wrote up Exie Eleby and Melita Gibson. [Handwriting: section from here to “whereabouts” marked with bracket and “yes do this.”] Exie is legal guardian of Melita, who is child of Jean Alexander. Your recommendation was to get legal permission of the court for the child to travel out of the country with Exie. You wanted the mother to sign a consent and say that she had no knowledge of natural dad’s whereabouts. This is a Los Angeles case. The attorney I guess would be Frolich, who knows all about Jean Alexander’s case… I explained this to Mildred on the radio, who said, wait and further word would come from you. Nothing has been said since, so I’m asking once again, [Handwriting: rest of this sentence is underlined and marked with “?”] considering the problem with Exie’s son and the property, which Rudy’s sister is familiar with. Vee [Hollins] says that Exie is very attahced to the child, and Rudy says the child has no contact with any other children except at school because Exie keeps her in the apartment all the time, making an unhealthy relationship…too dependent on each other and the child needs contact with peers. Jean A. still comes to service in SF, plays the organ every service now, still as dippy as ever. The dad was going to come out to Calif last fall, but didn’t; he did call Lisa [Handwriting: Lisa is underlined], the 16 year old, and ask her to comevisit him in Louisiana but nothing ever came of that. That was in December.
8. Attached is list of people who have been helped by us and kept from jail, etc. which eventually will be submitted to HEW, so says James. He is working on the Medi-Cal/Social Security analysis of this project. This part that we prepared came from discussions with Brewster and Lilly. It is obviously just a fraction of the total possible; it is all we can remember at this point. The total comes out to $10,108,250 savings to the State… this of course includes projections on people who wouldhave ended up in mental institutions for the rest of their lives.
B-4 c (3): Note from Eugene Chaikin appointing Bonnie Beck and Jean F. Brown with power of attorney
POWER OF ATTORNEY
I, Eugene B. Chaikin, hereby appoint Bonnie Beck and Jean F. Brown as my attorneys in fact, for the specific purpose of obtaining any and all information relative to preparation of an accounting for the closing of the savings and checking trust accounts I have maintained for Daniel L. Pietila, with Bank of America, Ukiah Office. Said accounts are numbered 1289-01923 (savings), and 0128-5-00663 (checking). Said attorneys in fact may receive copies of bank statements, canceled checks, and send any correspondence on my behalf with said accounts.
Eugene B. Chaikin
[Handwriting: “Original – This is the one I need back, signed. June”]
B-4 c (4): Note to Oliver Morgan to contact Attorney Donald Renetzky
B-4 c (5-9): List referenced on B-4 c (2), #8
Conviction & Projected Time Would Have Served
|Marie L. [Lawrence]||minimum 3 years State Penn. (Prior record) Heroin addict. She is off the streets and her children are off welfare||$20,000 per yr
$150 per mo. per child
|Charles W. [Williams]||Assault on police officer with weapon. 90 days to 6 months in County Jail. Alcoholic, physically disabled||$600 per mo.||8,100|
|Greg W. [Watkins]||Mugging elderly woman on street. 1 year in County jail. 3 years probation. Would have been repeat offender.||600 per mo.||1,200|
|Sammy J. [Johnson]||Car theft, prior felony arrests, on State probation when convicted for last charge. 3 years States time, plus 3 more years probation||20,000 per yr.||60,000|
|Tommy J. [Johnson]||Drugs. 6 months Juvenile Hall.||1,200 per mo.||7,200|
|Linda A. [Arterberry]||Drug addicts, child abuse, theft. County caring for 3 children. $50 day drug habit. 3 months County jail.||150 per mo
600 per mo
|Stanley C. [Clayton]||Burglary, petty theft. 10-15 years State time.||20,000 per yr.||300,000|
|Joe W. [Wilson]||Burglary. 1 year County jail.||600 per mo.||7,200|
|Paul M. [McCann]||Had already served 3 months in Camarillo Hospital for drug abuse. Forgery, breaking & entering burglary. 3-5 years State time.||20,000 per yr.||100,000|
|Tommy B. [Beikman]||Burglary. 120 days Juvenile Hall.||1,200 per mo.||3,600|
|Kevin G. [Grubbs]||Drugs, truancy. 120 days Juvenile Hall||$1,200 per mo.||3,600|
|Jerry W. [Wilson]||Car theft. 2 years Calif. Youth Authority (CYA)||3,600 per mo.||86,400|
|Gary J. [Garry Johnson]||Stolen credit cards. 6-9 months County Jail||600 per mo.||5,400|
|John H. [John Harris]||Drug abuse, burglary, possession of stolen property. 7-9 years State time.||20,000 per yr.||180,000|
|Ron T. [Talley]||Drug addict, petty theft. Residential treatment programs & hospital for drug addiction, and County jail. Probation 5 years. 15 year heroin habit.||25,000 per yr in residential treatment, projected to age 40, came to us at age 25||375,000|
|Willie G.||Theft. 3-6 months County Jail.||600 per mo.||3,600|
|Joe J. [Johnson]||Theft. Prior record of theft and assaults. 3 years CYA.||3,600 per mo.||130,000|
|Odell R. [Rhodes]||Pickpocket, petty theft. Heroin addict. 6 months County Jail.||600 per mo.||3,600|
|Tyrone D.||Theft. 9 months – a year Juvenile Hall||1,200 per mo.||14,400|
|John G.||Emotionally disturbed, child molesting. 18 months CYA||3,600 per mo.||64,800|
|Vincent L. [Lopez]||Arson, emotionally disturbed, incorrigible child. Spent years in boys’ homes. Would have been institutionalized.||25,000 per yr in residential treatment, projected to age 40, came to us at age 15||625,000|
|Ruth T. [Tupper]||Reckless driving, hit and run. 6 months County Jail.||$500 per mo.||3,600|
|Jerald J. [Gerald Johnson]||Reckless driving, hit and run. 6 months Juvenile Hall.||1,200 per mo.||7,200|
|Donald S. [Sly]||Unlawful possession of weapons. 1 year County Jail.||600 per mo.||7,200|
|Dave G.||15 year prior record in State Penn. $500 a day heroin habbit [habit]. Burglary, robbery. 10 years State time.||20,000 per yr.||200,000|
|Roosevelt T. [Turner]||Assault with a weapon. 1 year County Jail.||600 per mo.||7,200|
|Vivian G.||Forgery, prior record. 3 years State time. 3 children, County aid while she would have served time.||20,000 per yr.
450 per mo.
|Vita C. [Vities Cannon]||Shoplifting. 3 months Juvenile Hall.||1,200 per mo.||3,600|
|Tanya B.||Shoplifting. 3 months Juvenile Hall.||1,200 per mo.||3,600|
|Melvin L.||3 years State time already served. On probation 2 yrs. Emotionally disturbed||20,000 per yr.||40,000|
|Cleveland N. [Newell]||Drug addiction. 1 year County Jail.||600 per mo.||7,200|
|Jerry L. [Livingston]||Assault, burglary. 5-10 years State time.||20,000 per yr.||200,000|
|Vernon G. [Gosney]||Welfare fraud. 1 year County Jail. County support for 1 child.||600 per mo.
150 per mo.
|Henry C.||Catatonic, disabled; would be institutionalized most of his life.||$25,000 per yr for residential treatment, projected to age 40, came to us at age 15||700,000|
|Patrick P. [Patterson]||Theft. 3-6 months County Jail.||$600 per mo.||3,600|
|Kevin D.||Truancy, theft, incorrigible. 3 years CYA.||3,600 per mo.||130,000|
|Chris K.||Possession of and selling drugs. 3 years State time.||20,000 per yer.||60,000|
|Melvin J.||3 time felony loser, up for 3rd time. Drugs, assault, robbery. 5-7 years State time.||20,000 per yr.||140,000|
|Tom K.||Emotionally disturbed child. Incorrigible. Would have been institutionalized most of his life.||$25,000 per yr for residential treatment, projected to age 40, came to us at age 7||825,000|
|Kamook B.||Minimum 1 year County time.||600 per mo.||7,200|
|Verna J.||Drugs, street gangs. 120 days Juvenile Hall.||1,200 per mo.||4,800|
|Sebastian M. [McMurry]||Street gangs, drugs. 3-5 years CYA. 3-4 years County Jail.||3,600 per mo.
600 per mo.
|Ted M.||Street gangs, drugs. 3-5 years CYA.||3,600 per mo.||216,000|
|Mark S.||Incorrigible, truant. 1-3 years CYA||3,600 per mo.||130,000|
|John B.||Assault on police officer. 1 year County Jail||600 per mo.||7,200|
|Mike P.||Assault on police officer. 1 year County Jail||$600 per mo.||7,200|
|Ruth C.||Drugs, prostitution, forgery, theft. 6 years State time; plus federal charges. Child in foster homes till placed on probation, would have remained in foster homes had she served time. Child also had brain surgery when very young and requires special educational attention.||20,000 per yr.
2,600 per yr.
|Elihue D. [Ellihue Dennis]||Burglary. 5-7 years State time.||20,000 per yr.||140,000|
|Jackie C.||Emotionally disturbed juvenile. Would have been institutionalized.||$25,000 per yr for residential treatment, projected to age 40, came to us at age 10||750,000|
B-4 c (10)
[Handwriting: “#30 pg. 1 #2”]
I do not know if they sent the Janaro papers I requested yet…TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!! WHAT IS THE HOLD UP. I HAVE NOT GONE THROUGH ALL OF THE PAPERS THAT ARRIVED THEOTHER NIGHT…ARE THE JANARO PAPERS IN THAT BATCH? IF NOT, WHY HAVE THEY NOT FOLLOWED MY INSTRUCTIONS AND SENT THEM???
IT IS URGENT AT THIS POINT TO SEND THE RECORDS I REQUESTED AND KEEP NO COPIES THERE SAVE A PHOTOCOPY WHICH SHOULD BE BURNED WHEN THEY LEARN THAT I HAVE THE ORIGINALS HERE…IF THEY PROCRASTINATE ON THIS…THEY MAY END UP COSTING US A FORTUNE…OR SETTING UP SERIOUS TAX PROBLEMS FOR THE CHURCH UNNECESSARILY THAT I COULD COVER IF I HAVE THE RECORDS HERE AND HANDLE THE AUDIT FROM HERE, VIA CORRESPONDENCE…
[Handwriting: “Dr. Bradbury and Dr. Avery” “Dr. Wicks”]
Send everything on Truth and P.T., and there after the rest on Valley etc…senn all cancelled checks as soon as possible, on all accounts….
YES, GET THE NEEDS SLIPS BURNED AS YOU GO ALONG…AT THIS POINT, I WOULD BURN THEM AS SOON AS THEY ARE USED…I WOULD NOT NOLD [hold] ONTO THEM AT ALL!!!
FIRST PRIORITY IS TO SEND ANY WORKSHEETS WITH TISH’S ANALYSES ON THEM… THIS SHOULD COME AHEAD ON ANY ACCOUNT…THE BILLS CAN COME AFTERWARD… THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO PUT TOGETHER….
Please press like hell to get the Janaro stuff out of there if it is not already in this batch or enroute….
B-4 c (11)
[Handwriting: “Richards went out last nite” “given 5/19/78 to Flo”]
THANK YOU! MAY WE HELP YOU PLAN YOUR NEXT TRIP?
PLEAS GIVE ANSWER SO I CAN COMMUNICATE IT ON THE RADIO
B-4 c (12) [mislabeled as B-4 c (10)]
Law Office Report No. 30
May 13, 1978
[Handwriting: “To Terry Buford”]
1. Gregory Watkins and Charles Williams – Here are another batch of Mail-In Reports, to be divided between the 2 of them and filled out and mailed back to me all together. I’m not sure who has this responsibility; maybe Rita Tupper? I noticed she handled Linda Arterberry’s letter to p.o. Anyway, get these filled out and return to me. There’s enough for 7 each. Also, each have hadtheir probation officers changed, and a letter from both of them would be nice. The probation officer now is: Lawrence Mitchell, Senior Probation Officer, Adult Probation Dept., Hall of Justice, 880 Bryant Street, Room 200, San Francisco.
GIVEN JAN GURVICH TO DO [Handwriting: “Jan will prepare to mail!”]
2. Regarding sending over supplies to Tish, I have checked for one last time the 8 filing cabinets and found some 77 stuff for Valley. I am gradually sending over everything, piece by piece as people go out and I can send duffel bags out. What I want to know is, in order of priority, which do you want first: Valley, Truth, P.T., 1976 rest homes stuff, cancelled checks for all accounts, Touchette’s old records dating back to 69 (!), You want me to burn the needs slips, right?
GIVEN TISH, WAITING ANW [Answer]
3. We are in the process of clearing the back lof [lot?] of cares [cars] to comply with Redevelopment demands and some of these cars have no pink slips. [String of text xx’d out] these cares are immovable, having had parts taken out of them over the years to put in others. Junk yards require pink slips. So, the alternative is to [String of text xx’d out] take them out of the way places and dmmp them. Eventually they will be picked up, the owner notified, and if no one claims the car, the car will be put up for auction by the State. Most of the cars belong to people overseas so no problem. But one belongs to the Purifoys. We will not junk this car as the Purifoys would be contacted and that would cause unnecessary waves. But. how do [“we” xx’d out] you suggest we handle this situation with the Purifoy car? When Mildred was here, she was the contact with them. GIVEN GENE AND HARRIET, WAITING ANSWER [last sentence crossed out]
[Handwriting: “Strip plates and dump” “given to Flo – 5/19/78”]