0 281954Z NOV 78
FM NEW YORK (89-495) (P) (212)
TO DIRECTOR IMMEDIATE
SAN FRANCISCO (89-250) (P) (SQ. 2) IMMEDIATE VIA FBIHQ
RYMUR; (00: SAN FRANCISCO)
Re New York telephone call to Memphis, this date.
[Deleted name], New York City (protect), advised this date that while on weekend duty, November 26, 1978, at [deleted information], he received an anonymous telephone call the substance of which is as follows:
The anonymous caller received a telephone call from Guyana from his brother who is US soldier with the graves registration detachment in Jonestown. The soldier was able to go through People’s Temple (PT) files before they were confiscated by Guyana officials. He allegedly saw evidence of PT’s involvement in drug smuggling. The soldier told his
brother to write down the following: “November 14, 1978… [2 deleted lines] and pass it on to Esquire Magazine. [Deleted name] believes “Esquire Magazine” is a reference to (FNU) [first name unknown] Corum’s September, 1978 article in that magazine detailing the South American drug trade. [Deleted name] believed caller to be legitimate and believed FBI may be interested in this information.
Memphis, at Memphis, Tennessee, determine subscriber to two area code 901 telephone numbers and conduct appropriate interview regarding assassination of Congressman Ryan.
2. Review indices on quoted names for any inforetion [information] related to assassination.