Serial 413

[Editor’s note: The subject of this serial whose name is deleted is James Schollaert. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

0 250025Z NOV 78
FM ALEXANDRIA (89-102) (P)
TO DIRECTOR (89-4286) ROUTINE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) ROUTINE
BT
UNCLAS
RYMUR

Re Bureau telephone call to AX [Alexandria] November 25, 1978.

On November 25, 1978 [deleted information related to James Schollaert], Arlington, Va., advised that he was a committee staffer for U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan of California and accompanied the congressman along with the following individuals from N.Y. to Georgetown, Guyana aboard a Pan Am flight on November 14-15, 1978:

Jackie Speier – Legislative Counsel to Ryan
Bob Flick – NBC crew
Don Harris – NBC crew
Bob Brown – NBC crew
Steve Sung – NBC crew
Tim Reiterman – journalist – San Francisco Examiner
Gregg [Greg] Robinson – photographer – San Francisco Examiner
Ronald Javers – journalist – San Francisco Chronicle

PAGE TWO AX 89-102 UNCLAS

Gordon Lindsey [Lindsay] – free lance writer
Charles Krause – journalist – Washington Post
Tim and Grace Stoen – Concerned Relatives
Steve Katsaris – Concerned Relative
Anthony Kasaris – Concerned Relative
Clara Bouguet [Bouquet] – Concerned Relative
Howard [and] Beverly Oliver – Concerned Relative
Jim Cobb – Concerned Relative
Wayne Pietela – Concerned Relative
Bonnie Thielman [Thielmann] – Concerned Relative

Those who traveled on from Georgetown to Jonestown, Guyana on November 17, 1978 aboard a chartered aircraft are as follows:

Leo Ryan – US Congressman
Mark Lane – attorney for Peoples Temple-Jonestown
Jackie Speier – Assstant to Ryan
Richard Dwyer – US Embassy, Georgetown
Four man NBC Crew (listed above)
Five journalists (listed above)
Unidentified officer with the Guyana Information Agency [Neville Annibourne]

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It should be noted that [Schollaert] did not travel to Jonestown. [Schollaert] did assist the Chinese authorities to identify those killed traveling in chartered aircraft. [Schollaert] has no direct knowledge of any assassination list published by the Peoples Temple; however, understands through contact with former members and relatives that such a list might exist.

[Schollaert] could offer no additional direct information re captioned matter.

FD-302 to follow.

Originally posted on March 24th, 2019.

Last modified on February 19th, 2021.
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