Dec 5, 78 • 1945 • Georgetown-State • 4113

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 746 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.

[The State Department release made substantial deletions in this cable. The information – included in the RYMUR release – is denoted below in red type.]

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[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]

0 051945Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8343
UNCLAS GEORGE 04113
E.O. 11652: NA
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: SUBSISTANCE [SUBSISTENCE] ASSISTANCE FOR SURVIVAL OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE
REF: A) 7 FAM 375.4.2.6
B) 7 A-1373 AND
C) GEORGETOWN 4078

BECAUSE PAN AM REFUSED TO BOARD ANY OF THE ADULT MALE SURVIVORS OF THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE DISASTER WHO WERE SCHEDULED TO BE REPATRIATED ON SUNDAY, WE HAVE HAD TO PLACE THE INDIVIDUALS LISTED BELOW ON SUBSISTENCE UNTIL AS WE CAN REPATRIATE THEM. EACH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS HAS CLAIMED TO BE DESTITUTE. IN EACH CASE THE DEPARTMENT HAS ALREADY AUTHORIZED A REPATRIATION LOAN. A SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE OF APPROXIMATELY US $25 TO US $30 IS REQUIRED DAILY FOR EACH FROM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3 TO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, WHEN THEY WILL BE ABLE TO LEAVE ABOARD PAN AM FLIGHT 228 FOR NEW YORK.

NUMBERS FOLLOWING EACH OF THE 14 NAMES ARE KEYED TO QUESTIONS REF. 6, PART A. FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL, THE FOLLOWING NUMBER[S] ARE OMITTED FOR THE STATED REASONS:

3. POSSIBLE SOURCE OF FUNDS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED IN EACH CASE.

4. DEPARTMENT HAS ALREADY CONTACTED EACH POTENTIAL SOURCE OF

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FUNDS WITHOUT SUCCESS.

5. PRIVACY ACT AUTHORIZATION OBTAINED IN EACH CASE.

6. SUBSISTANCE

7. EACH PERSON WISHES TO RETURN TO THE U.S.

8. HEW ASSITANCE [ASSISTANCE] IS REQUIRED IN EACH CASE.

9. DATE OF DEPARTURES FROM U.S. NOT KNOWN

12. NONE IS THE RECIPIENT OF ANY FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENTS.

13. EACH IS DESTITUTE BECAUSE OF THE JONESTOWN DISASTER.

BEIKMAN, THOMAS CHARLES
1. 4/27/57; INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
2. 02200789, 9/8/76, SAN FRANCISCO
10. NOT KNOWN
11. SPRING BILLED (INDIANAPOLIS) INDIANA

COBB, JOHN RAPHAEL
1. 3/24/60; INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
2. G160240. 1/2/76, SAN FRANCISCO
10. SAN FRANCISCO
11. SAN FRANCISCO

CODELL [CORDELL], MARK
1. 6/29/59; NEW MEXICO
2. F246975, 1/24/75, SAN FRANCISCO
10. NOT KNOWN
11. SOUTH EAST 15TH STREET, RICHMOND, INDIANA

JONES, JAMES WARREN, JR.
1. 10/1/60; INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
2. Z 2906926, 10/19/78, GUYANA
10. 1660 PAGE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
11. SOUTH EAST 15TH STREET, RICHMOND, INDIANA

JONES, TIMOTHY GLEN
1. 2/19/59; RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA
2. H1292432, 5/11/77, SAN FRANCISCO
10. 1660 PAGE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
11. SOUTH EAST 15TH STREET, RICHMOND, INDIANA

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KIRKENDOLE [KIRKENDALL], CHUCK
1. 10/16/48; TEXAS
2. G 2404629, 9/29/76, SAN FRANCISCO
10. 728 – 73RD STREET, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA
11. 376 RUBY, OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

MCCANN, PAUL MICHAEL
1. 9/26/51
2. G230769, 2/9/76, LOS ANGELES
10. 17335 BURTON STREET, NORTH RIDGE, CALIFORNIA
11. 4168 FOOTHILL ROAD, CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA

MITCHELL, GUY EDGAR
1. 10/26/53; CLAIRICE, PA
2. H1341660, 5/18/77, NEW ORLEANS
10. 2-1 OLD PROJECT, CLAIRTION, PA
11. 1045 ODYSEEY DRIVE, HAMPON, VA

NEWELL, CLEVELAND
1. 7/15/55; VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
2. G2209713, 8/27/76, LOS ANGELES
10. 9310 KALMIA STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
11. 1859 GARY [GEARY], SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

STROUD, ROBERT HOMER
1. 12/13/57; CAL
2. G 1853987, 7/16/76, SAN FRANCISCO
10. UNKNOWN
11. HOMEDALE, IDAHO

WADE, PRESTON
1. 6/20/55; FRESNO, CALIFORNIA
2. H432460, 3/4/77, SAN FRANCISCO
10. UNKNOWN
11. 1520 EMERIC, RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA

WILLIAMS, WALTER L.

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1. 10/23/57; CARLTON, MISSISSIPPI
2. H2215889, 7/29/77, SAN FRANCISCO
10. UNKNOWN
11. SOUTH EAST 15TH STREET, RICHMOND, INDIANA

WILSON, BURRELL
1. 12/20/60; TEXAS
2. H578743, 3/17/77, SAN FRANCISCO
10. UNKNOWN
11. PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

POST REQUESTS APPROVAL AND FISCAL DATA ASAP.

BURKE [JOHN BURKE, AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO GUYANA]

Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

Last modified on July 1st, 2022.
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