May 21, 78 • State-Georgetown • 128347

[Editor’s note: This text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE128347_d.html. The State Department FOIA release of 1981 made several deletions in this cable. They are denoted below in red type.]

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STATE 128347
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /007 R
DRAFTED BY CA/SCS/JGUNN/GHP
APPROVED BY CA/SCS/SADOBRENCHUK
CA/SCS/LRIVERA
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P 210312Z MAY 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 128347

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC: FIELDS, DONALD, FIELDS, SHIRLEY, FIELDS, LORI
SUBJECT: W/W DONALD FIELDS AND FAMILY

1. DEPARTMENT CONTACTED BY MRS. MAE FIELDS CONCERNING WELFARE AND WHEREABOUTS OF HER SON MR. DONALD FIELDS AND HIS WIFE SHIRLEY AND TWO CHILDREN LORI AND MARK. FIELDS FAMILY ARE MEMBERS OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE. MRS. MAE FIELDS HAS BECOME QUITE CONCERNED WITH THE WELFARE OF THE FAMILY DUE TO RECENT MEDIA REPORTS CONCERNING THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE.

2. DEPARTMENT WOULD APPRECIATE POSTS EFFORTS IN CONTACTING THE FIELDS FAMILY UPON NEXT SCHEDULED VISIT TO PEOPLE’S TEMPLE AND INFORMING THEM OF MRS. MAE FIELDS CONCERN. PLEASE INFORM RESULTS OF EFFORTS VIA DIRECT RELAY CABLE TO MRS. MAE FIELDS, 2077 NORTH VERMONT AVE., LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90027. TELEPHONE 213-664-3852.

3. PRIVACY ACT AUTHORIZATION REQUIRED IN CASES WHERE INFORMATION IS TO BE RELAYED TO INQUIRER BY DEPARTMENT

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OR POST. AUTHORIZATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED AS A SWPARATE ITEM IN ANY REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT.

VANCE

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Originally posted on February 12th, 2020.

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