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Jun 24, 1984 Founder's son says Hubbard did not invent the E-meter — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Although Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard is credited with patenting the sect's E-meter, it is arguable whether the renowned author and adventurer actually invented the electronic device. Over the past 34 years, Scientology literature has referred to the E-meter as the "Hubbard Professional Electrometer," and many people have assumed the 73-year-old science-fiction writer actually invented it. However, Hubbard's estranged son—his father's disciple until a family falling out in 1953—recalls that a man named Volney G. Mathison actually invented the elaborate galvonometer ...
May 8, 1984 Loss of papers in Scientology case called 'mental rape' — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Mary Sue Hubbard, wife of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, testified Monday that she considered the taking of the couple's personal letters and other documents by a former church archivist akin to "mental rape." The church and Mrs. Hubbard, former controller of the worldwide organization, are suing the archivist, Gerald Armstrong, for return of some 20 boxes of personal papers now in the custody of the Los Angeles County clerk pending outcome of the trial. She testified on the ...
May 6, 1984 L. Ron Hubbard, mysterious recluse — Sacramento Bee (California) More: link
Sacramento Bee (California)
Scientology founder hasn't been seen in public since 1976 Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard has replaced the late Howard Hughes as the man of mystery. Hubbard, 73, was last viewed in public in 1976. And he was last seen by any close associate willing to talk about him in March 1980. So where is he? "Somewhere around here," said Bent Corydon, pointing to the bleak desert of Riverside County around the church's compound at Gilman Hot Springs. "He's never more than ...
May 4, 1984 Salvos open Scientology trial — Las Vegas Review Journal More: link
Las Vegas Review Journal
LOS ANGELES — Stacks of papers show reclusive Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard packed lie after lie into his books, a lawyer claimed in court Thursday. Boston attorney Michael Flynn is representing the man who acquired the papers before they were sealed by the court. Flynn told Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge defendant Gerald Armstrong received the papers legally from a British writer who was preparing a biography on Hubbard. The plaintiffs, the church and Hubbard's wife, Mary ...
Apr 24, 1984 The cash cults move from beyond the fringe — The Bulletin (Australia)
The Bulletin (Australia)
As the Christian world celebrates Easter more off-beat religions are enjoying a boom. In Sydney BRUCE STANNARD studies the now-legal Scientologists and in the US LAURENCE GRAFSTEIN profiles Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and other odd-balls.
MOST minds are the slaves of external circumstances and conform to any hand that undertakes to mould them. - Samuel Johnson ''IN ALL the broad universe, there is no other hope for Man than ourselves. This is a tremendous responsibility. I have borne it myself too long ... Jan 28, 1984 2 million check, puzzling clues, tangled trails — New York Times More: groups.google.com
New York Times
Byline: FOWLER, GLENN
Publication Date: 01-28-1984
Edition: Late Edition (East Coast)
One morning in the spring of 1982, two young men walked into the New York branch of the Middle East Bank and presented a check for $2 million.
The check was signed by L. Ron Hubbard, the reclusive founder of the Church of Scientology, who has not been seen in public for many years. It was made out to one ...
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