Superior Court Order, August 26, 1977

Jeffrey A. Haas
Attorney at Law
3609 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94119
(415) 922-6200

Margaret Ryan
Attorney at Law
294 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 624-0979

Attorney for Petitioner

SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

In re the Marriage of
Petitioner: GRACE LUCY STOEN
and
Respondent: TIMOTHY O. STOEN

No. 719-147

ORDER RE CHILD CUSTODY (REVISED)

GOOD CAUSE APPEARING:

(1) Petitioner is awarded custody of JOHN VICTOR STOEN, age 5, DOB 1/25/72 pending further order of this court.

(2) Petitioner’s Order to Show Cause Re Custody is continued for further hearing until October 6, 1977, Dept. 13 at 9:00 a.m.

(3) Pursuant to Section 5160 (2) of the California Civil Code, Respondent TIMOTHY O. STOEN is ordered to appear before this court on October 6, 1977 at 9:00 a.m., Room 481, City Hall, to show cause why Petitioner should not be awarded custody of said minor.

(4) Pursuant to Section 5160 (2) of the California Civil Code, Respondent TIMOTHY O. STOEN is advised that a failure to appear at the time and place designated above may consult in the decision adverse to himself.

(5) Pursuant to Section 5154 (1) of the California Civil Code, the court directs that service of this order, the summons and petition upon Respondent shall be deemed to have been offered upon proof of the doing of the following acts: (1) publication of this order and the [illegible word] in The Recorder, a newspaper of general circulation for four times in four consecutive weeks as provided in government as provided in Government Code 6064. The last day of publication shall be [illegible words] and (2) the mailing of a copy of this order, the [illegible words] by first-class postage prepaid to PATRICK HALLINAN, Attorney at Law, 345 Franklin Street, San Francisco, California. Said mailing shall occur no later than September 1, 1977. In the alternative Respondent STOEN may be personally served.

(6) Good cause appearing, REV. JIM JONES is ordered joined as a party to this action pursuant to Section 5159 of the California Civil Code.

(7) Pursuant to Section 5154 (1) of the California Civil Code, the court directs that service of this order, the summons and petition upon Claimant JONES shall be deemed to have been effected upon proof of the doing of the following acts: (1) the mailing of a copy of this order, the summons and petition first class postage prepaid, to the REVEREND JIM JONES, c/o PEOPLES TEMPLE, 1851 Geary Street, San Francisco, California. Said mailing shall occur no later than September 1, 1977; (2) the mailing of this order, the summons and petition airmail postage prepaid to REV. JIM JONES, c/o THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE AGRICULTURAL MISSION, Guyana. Said mailing shall occur no later than September 1, 1977; (3) the mailing of a copy of this order to CHARLES GARRY, Attorney at Law, 1256 Market Street, San Francisco, California. Said mailing shall occur no later than September 1, 1977; and (4) publication of this order in The Recorder, a newspaper of general circulation for four times in four consecutive weeks as provided in government as provided in Government Code 6064. The last day of publication shall be no later than September 23, 1977, in the alternative, REV. JONES may be personally served.

(8) Pursuant to Section 5160 (2) of the California Civil Code, Claimant REV. JIM JONES is ordered to appear before this court on October 6, 1977, Room 481, City Hall, with said minor to show cause why Petitioner should not be awarded custody of said minor.

(9) Pursuant to Section 5160 (2) of the California Civil Code, Claimant REV. JIM JONES is advised that a failure to appear at that time and place designated above may result in a decision adverse to himself.

(10) Any previous declaration of statement signed by either Petitioner or Respondent authorizing Claimant JONES to act as guardian of said minor child is hereby declared null and void.

(11) The parties and their agents are restrained from [removing] said minor from the City and County of San Francisco pending further order of this court.

Dated: Aug 26, 1977

JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT

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