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New Scientology leaders reportedly plan to purge ranks

Title: New Scientology leaders reportedly plan to purge ranks
Date: Tuesday, 18 January 1983
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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NEW YORK — A new group of leaders has emerged with a plan to purge what it calls deviationists from the ranks of Scientology, a magazine report says.

"The 'anything goes' days are over," David Miscavige, 22, told a San Francisco conference of 70 local Scientology leaders, who gathered to hear him and eight other young leaders last October, People magazine said Sunday.

The nine new leaders have assumed quasi-military titles and speak a special jargon composed of computerese and science fiction lingo, said the article.

They are children of Scientologists and reportedly members of the "Sea Organization," young people who served as personal attendants aboard the yacht of Scientology founder L. Ronald Hubbard, 71, in the 1970s.

A JUDGE IN Riverside, Calif. has ordered Hubbard to appear in court next April. Hubbard has not been seen in public for nearly three years.

His son, who changed his name to Ron DeWolf in 1972, claims Hubbard is dead or incapacitated. He wants the court to appoint a trustee, forcing the church to turn over copyrights to his father's books and Scientology techniques worth $500-million by some estimates.

DeWolf has denounced his father as "one of the biggest con men of the century."

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. this month sentenced Mary Sue Hubbard, 51, wife of Ronald Hubbard, to four years in prison and a $10,000 fine for conspiracy to obstruct justice by covering up Scientology break-ins at federal offices.