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'Let's talk' appeal by Scientology's Hubbard

Title: 'Let's talk' appeal by Scientology's Hubbard
Date: Monday, 5 August 1968
Publisher: Scottish Daily Mail (UK)
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MR LAFAYETTE Ron Hubbard, American founder of Scientology, yesterday called for a meeting between the leaders of the cult and its opponents.

In a message telexed from his yacht to the Scientology headquarters at East Grinstead, Sussex, he said: 'If anyone in the Government wants Scientologists not to do something, they should say what it is.'

He added: 'There is enough trouble on this planet without making more over something so easy to resolve. Mr Callaghan would look much better as a peacemaker than as a policeman.'

Mr Hubbard, who claims to I have relinquished control of his movement, has now been banned by the Home Secretary from entering the country. He is at present believed to be on a yacht off Tunisia.

A number of Scientology students have been refused entry to Britain since the Government decided to take action to curb the growth of the movement in Britain.

In Edinburgh, a Girl Guide captain talked last night about Scientology.

Mrs Christine Kerr, 26, spent a fortnight as a typist with the publications organisation of the cult in Edinburgh.

'But then I left—my nerves couldn't stand it any longer,' she said.

Mrs Kerr, captain of the 200th Edinburgh Girl Guides Company (Broughton Place), said: 'I was asked if I took drugs, if I had been in trouble with the police, if I had ever embezzled any money—and if I was a pervert.

The Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence is planning a lecture tour of all large Scottish towns due to start this week.

Towns mentioned in orders of the day to the academy — one of the three Scientology organisations in Edinburgh — names Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Perth as venues.

A bulletin says: 'This tour is very important for HAPI as it will make us known to a very great number of people,' and advises staff to be ready to be called out to help.

[Picture / Caption: CHRISTINE KERR // My nerves]