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Medicine case plea is filed

Title: Medicine case plea is filed
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 1955
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Edd Clark, 56, of 1811 N. First. Ave., a minister in the Church of American Science, pleaded innocent today to charges of practicing medicine without a license.

SUPERIOR COURT Judge Fred J. Hyder set trial for Nov. 16. Harry Stewart, attorney for Clark, was granted 20 days to file motions challenging the information.

He indicated he will challenge the case as an invasion of the province of religion, which is protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Stewart said Clark is a minister of the Church of American Science, that he is a practitioner in the church, and is practicing scientology, which he said, is basically the application of mental health.

STEWART ALSO said Clark is completely blind in one eye and has no perceptive vision in the other.

Clark was arrested, earlier this month after a policewoman and a secretary from the county attorney's office assertedly paid [?] a total of $55 for treatments. [?] is free on $1,000 bond.