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Dec 25, 1982 Ex-aide tells of Hubbard try to gain Nobel Prize — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Dec 12, 1982 Son says he thinks Scientology founder died — New York Times More: link
New York Times
The son of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, has asked to be named trustee of the religion's holdings.
"I think he's dead, or become as mentally incompetent as a cigarstore wooden Indian," Ronald E. DeWolf said of his father. "I've known for years that the person writing me and other members of my family, and sending presents, was not L. Ron Hubbard."
Mr. DeWolf, who is 48 years old, is an apartment manager in Carson City, ...
Nov 13, 1982 Son claims Hubbard was heavy drug user — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) More: link
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
L. Ron Hubbard wrote his most important books and articles, the foundation of the Church of Scientology and his psycho-therapeutic treatment, Dianetics, while "saturated" with cocaine and other drugs, according to his son. Ronald E. DeWolf, the oldest of Hubbard's six children, contends his father distorted his military record to create cult devotion to his budding church. And, the son maintains, his father lied about his physical health, maintaining that Dianetics had made him well, when in fact he was severely ...
Oct 22, 1982 The selling of a blockbuster // Scientology's Hubbard launches a sci-fi comeback — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California) More: link
Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
At first glance, the double-page ad in Daily Variety looks much like all the other congratulatory messages that routinely appear Hollywood's trade press. "Our Dear Friend Has Done Again!" the headline proclaims. Then "He has given us another incredible reason to make a fuss over him!" It's on second glance — on recognizing "our dear friend" 's name and face — that you realize how different this ad is. Instead of praising the latest effort of some show-biz functionary, this one ...
Jul 21, 1982 Inside Scientology: Scientology responds to News-Herald articles — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California) More: link
News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
by Rev. August Murphy President Church of Scientology of San Francisco
(Editor's note: In its investigation of the Church of Scientology, the News-Herald has repeatedly attempted to interview members of the Church in order to present a balanced picture of the subject. Scientology officials from San Francisco met with the News-Herald ''briefly and provided a great deal of written information about the Church, but have refused to be interviewed on the record. Officials from the Scientology mission in Santa Rosa also ...
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