Serial 1690

[Editor’s note: One of the subjects of this serial whose name is deleted is New Jersey psychiatrist Hardat Sudkeo, who interviewed several former Temple members in Guyana after November 18. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type. Other information which remains withheld under the Freedom of Information Act has been denoted in green type.]

FBI Airtel

Date: 1/15/79

TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (89-4286)
FROM: SAC, BROOKLYN QUEENS (89-495) (P)
SUBJECT: RYMUR

Enclosed for San Francisco are original Grand Jury subpoenas for Stanley Clayton and Paula Adams.

Enclosed for San Francisco are original FD-302’s of [Hardat Sudhkeo], Thomas James Bogue, and [name deleted] previously furnished to San Francisco.

Enclosed for San Francisco is original and two copies and for the Bureau to copies of FD-302’s of [name deleted].

[Page 2]
FD-302

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Date of transcription 12/15/78

On December 8, 1978, [name and information related to Hardat Sudhkeo deleted], New Jersey, furnished Bureau Agents with a list of Peoples Temple members in Georgetown, Guyana, and members of the Planning Commission.

PEOPLE IN GEORGETOWN THAT I SAW

1. Julius Evans
2. Sandra Evans
3. Sherell [Shirelle] Evans
3. Sonya Evans
4. Richard Clark
5. Diane Lovie [Louie]
6. Odeu [Odell] Rhodes
7. Stanley Clayton
8. Dale Parks
9. Tracy Parks
10. Brenda Parks
11. Edith Parks
12. Jerry Parks
13. Chris O’Neal
14. Robert Paul
15. Johnny Franklin
16. Monica Bagby
17. Tenna [Teena] Bogue
18. Juanita Bogue
19. Edith Bogue
20. Jim Bogue
21. Harold Cordell
22. Tim Jones (Day)
24. LaFlora Townes
25. Andrea Walker
26. Dawn Mitchell, also known as, Gardfrey
27. Linda Mitchell
28. Guy Mitchell
29. Paul McCann
30. Bea Orsot
31. Ruby Johnson
32. Tim [Jim] Jones Jr.
33. Johnny Cobb
34. Mark Cordell
35. Preston Wade
36. Aaron Hendricks
37. Cleve [Cleveland] Newell
38. Burrell Wilson
39. Walter Williams
40. Versie Perkins
41. Johnny (Nedra) Yates
42. Maryann [Mary Ann] Casanova
43. Tom Beikman
44. Laura Johnston
45. Chuck Kirkendall
46. Michael Simon

[Page 2 of FD-302; page 3 of serial]

MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION

1. Jamie Brown, also known as, Jones
2. Ava Brown
3. Jean Brown
4. Mary Lou Clancey
5. Tim Clancey
6. June Cylim [Crym]
7. Doxsee Swaney
8. Jim McClvane [McElvane]
9. Norman Ijames (Should check; used to fly into JJ [JT] and leave – supposedly brought in thousands as said by Jim Jones
10. Judy Ijames
11. Robin Tschetter
12. Terry Carter, also known as, Jones
13. Joan Pursley
14. Michael Prokes
15. Tim Carter
16. Mike Carter? (I think)
17. Judy Flowers
18. Rennie Kice
19. Bob Kice
20. Chris Kice
21. Sharon Cobb, also known as, Jones
22. Tim Jones (Day)
23. Leona Collier
24. Sandy Bradshaw
25. Lee Ingrahim [Ingram]
26. Alice Ingrahim [Ingram]
27. Versie Perkins, also known as, Connesero
28. Joyce Touchette
29. Mike Touchette
30. Jim Cobb – defected
31. Mickey Touchette, defected
32. Grace Stoen – defected
33. Tim Stoen – defected
34. Gene Chalken [Chaikin]
35. Phyllis Chaiken [Chaikin]
36. Archie Ijames
37. Rosie Ijames
38. Anita Ijames Kelly

[Page 3 of FD-302; page 4 of serial]

MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION (CONTINUED)

39. Phyllis Houston
40. Edie Kutalas [Kutulas]
41. Demothenus Kutalas [Kutulas]
42. John Harris, also known as, Peter Holmes
43. Sylvia Grubbs
44. Don Sly
45. Liz Forman – defected
46. Bob Davis
47. Terry Buford
48. Debbie Blakey, also known as, Layton – defected
49. Maria Katsaris
50. Lou [Lew] Jones
51. Carolyn Layton
52. Karen Layton
53. Larry Layton
54. Larry Schacht
55. Jocelyn Carter, also known as, Brown
56. Laurie Effrin [Efrein]
57. Vera Young
58. Nell Smart – TA
59. Maryann Casanova
60. Maryann Casanova
61. Sharon Amos
62. Marceline Jones
63. Bea Orsot
64. Tom Grubbs
65. Peter Wotherspoon
66. Mary Wotherspoon
67. Donald Beck
68. Donnie [Bonnie] Beck
69. Hue Fortson
70. Rhonda Fortson
71. Betty McCann
72. Fish [Tish] Leroy
73. Jim Randolph
74. Eva Pugh
75. Jim Pugh
76. Richard Janero [Janaro]
77. Claire Janero [Janaro]
78. Ben Bowers – defected
79. Maureen Tally
80. Elmer Mertle – defected

[Page 4 of FD-302; page 5 of serial]

MEMBERS OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION (CONTINUED)

81. Deanne Mertle – defected
82. Edith Rogue [Bogue]
83. Harold Cordell
84. Rick Cordell – defected
85. Barbara Cordell
86. Louttla [Loretta?] Cordell
87. Helen Twinny [Swinney]
88. Cleve Swinney
89. Paul Flowers
90. Charlie Touchette
91. Dale Parks
92. John Beddulph [Biddulph] – defected
93. Tom Adams
94. Paula Adams
95. Mike Kelly – defected

This is all I can remember.
Hardat Sudhkeo

TEACHINGS

(1) Members – mandatory procedures to surrender 25% of income monthly.
(2) Considered more loyal to become communal and turn in all of resources into the organization.
(3) Relations, friendships prohibited with anyone not a member of the temple.
(4) To be willing to die for the movement.
(5) Not to read the Bible or believe in God.
(6) Alcohol forbidden – tobacco, drugs

[Page 4 of FD-302; page 5 of serial]

(7) Sexual relations outside of companion – a no no
(8) Socialism the perfected way of life.
(9) To give of yourself mentally and/or physically without hesitation to help the movement whenever called upon.
(10) Not to accumulate material wealth
(11) Vengeance against defectors and anyone challenging the organization.
(12) America was corrupt and evil – facist [fascist]

Hardat Sudhkeo

Originally posted on May 1st, 2018.

Last modified on July 31st, 2022.
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