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We are not running away, says scientologist Candy

Title: We are not running away, says scientologist Candy
Date: Thursday, 1 August 1968
Publisher: Daily Record (Scotland, UK)
Main source: link (217 KiB)

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BLONDE Candy Chaleff waited for the plane taking her to America yesterday and spoke of her scientology beliefs.

The mini-skirted 22-year-old New York secretary was one of the first group of the cult's students to complete an "advanced course" in Edinburgh.

She explained that she was the group's Public Relations Officer, and had been working with the organisation for a year before coming to Edinburgh two months ago.

Candy laughed at suggestions that the students were leaving because of nation-wide criticism and speculation about the cult.

She said: " We're not running. We have completed our courses and are returning home.


"Some of us will be coming back to Edinburgh. I intend to return when all this nonsense has blown over."

She added: "Scientology is based on the belief that man is a spirit, not just a hunk of meat walking around."

"All it is is teaching people to better themselves. I don't understand why there should be all this upheaval about it."