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May 10, 1978 Advertising // Scientology campaign for Basic Book — New York Times More: select.nytimes.com, link
Philip H. Dougherty
New York Times
Having discovered that there is nothing quite like advertising for keeping an idea alive, the Churches of Scientology in 21 markets will begin on Monday a TV ad campaign for "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," a 28-year-old book written by the church's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Collectively they will be spending about $650,000 during the remainder of the year, on the TV and on radio and magazine advertising, according to George Chelekis, public relations director of the New York ...
May 1, 1978 An author vs. Scientology church — San Francisco Chronicle (California) More: link
San Francisco Chronicle (California)
In the fall of 1971, author Paulette Cooper came out with a book called "
The Scandal of Scientology
" and, then, according to her lawyers, friends, family and lawyers, the following things happened to her: She received repeated telephone calls from anonymous people who threatened to kill her. Letters were posted on her neighbors' doors telling them she had venereal disease and should be evicted from her apartment. Her publisher was sued and harassed to the point that he withdrew the ...
Apr 27, 1978 Scientology church gives county spending records — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: news.google.com, groups.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology has given Pinellas County their records showing how the church spends its money, but those records are being kept confidential under a court protective order. The records were turned over to county attorneys Monday in preparation for a civil trial that begins today to determine whether the church's Clearwater property should be tax-exempt. he property in question in the lawsuit — which deals specifically with 1976 taxes — is the former Fort Harrison Hotel and ...
Apr 1, 1978 Church of Scientology is explained [letter] — Detroit News
Mar 21, 1978 Court refuses to act in Church of Scientology appeal — New York Times
Feb 22, 1978 Scientology boss gets jail term [scan] — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
Feb 22, 1978 Scientology boss gets jail term [transcript] — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
East Grinstead Courier (UK)
RON L. Hubbard, the American born founder of the Church of Scientology, who turned Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, into the world headquarters of the movement, was sentenced in his absence to four years in prison and fined 35,000 Francs for fraud by the Paris Criminal Court last week.
Jan 21, 1978 Firemen fight blaze at church of Scientology — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Globe and Mail (Canada)
Toronto ON — Toronto firemen were fighting a fire which broke out in the basement of the Church of Scientology at Avenue Road and Bernard Avenue early this morning. The fire, which firemen described as a two-alarm blaze was still out of control at 1 a.m., an hour after firemen were called. No injuries were reported. Ten fire trucks were sent to the scene. Southbound buses on Avenue Road were rerouted along Bedford Avenue. Mario Greco Jr., 21, the owner of ...
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