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Nov 21, 1982
L. Ron Hubbard: A new controversy / Son of Scientology founder questions father's health, location — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 20, 1982
Hubbard wife to oppose try to rule church founder dead — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 20, 1982
Purple monster spares the earth, hawks science fiction book instead — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 15, 1982
'Dianetics' ads are running into trouble — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 15, 1982
Cult founder's son asks to be trustee [exact date unknown] — UPI
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Type: Press
Source: UPI
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a petition in Superior Court, saying he believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday that Ronald DeWolf also claims in court papers filed last week that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf further claims in the court papers that his father had been ill for decades, suffered from ...
Nov 15, 1982
Scientology assets are being stolen, founder's son charges — Daily News
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Source: Daily News
RIVERSIDE (UPI) — The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a court petition contending his father is either dead or mentally incompetent and asking to be appointed trustee of his affairs. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Ronald DeWolf also claimed in papers filed in Riverside County Superior Court that officials of the Florida-based church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City, Nev., asked the ...
Nov 13, 1982
Son claims Hubbard was heavy drug user — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bob LaBarre
Source: 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 ...
Nov 13, 1982
Son of Scientology founder believes Hubbard dead or ill // Petition filed requesting estate trustee — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
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Author(s): Dick Lyneis
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, according to a petition filed In Riverside Superior Court. The son, Ronald E. DeWolf, also claims in the court papers filed Wednesday that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities either from his 71-year-old father or from Hubbard's estate in the last 12 months. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City. Nev., is asking the ...
Nov 10, 1982
Scientology's status challenged in court — Australian Financial Review
Type: Press
Author(s): David Solomon
Source: Australian Financial Review
A VERY old and pure form of tax avoidance favoured by governments throughout the western world came before the High Court yesterday. The device is not available to individuals. First they must band together and become recognised as a religion, before they can take advantage of the tax exemptions which are provided by legislatures for religions, or religious organisations, or religious bodies. The case before the High Court concerned the Church of the New Faith, as it is known in Victoria, ...
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Nov 1, 1982
Cults // "I read it in the Enquirer" — Cincinnati Magazine
Oct 22, 1982
The selling of a blockbuster // Scientology's Hubbard launches a sci-fi comeback — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
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Author(s): Jack Searles
Source: 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 ...
Oct 19, 1982
Affidavit of Gerald Armstrong
Oct 2, 1982
What national event will happen on 5 October? — Los Angeles Times (California)
Sep 4, 1982
[Advertisement] Computer space jazz // The music of the future is here now — Los Angeles Times (California)
Aug 2, 1982
Scientology makes its move for an 'all-clear' — Mercury (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Wayne Crawford
Source: Mercury (Australia)
Scientology was recently legalised in Victoria. Wayne Crawford reports on a bid by Bob Allsop (pictured), its community Affairs Director in that State, to clear obstacles to Scientology in Tasmania. A 20th century religious confessional aid — or a high-priced but primitive lie detector? Can it really register the screams of terror of tomatoes about to be assaulted with a knife, as was claimed by its inventor, L. Ron Hubbard, an American science fiction writer? Used correctly, is it a useful ...
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Aug 1, 1982
Commentary: A former member speaks out // Leaving Scientology -- Exit or detour? — The Advisor
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Author(s): Andrea Schwartz
Source: The Advisor
Whether or not one is a Scientologist has more to do with how one views oneself rather than with a designated status given by the organization. For to be a Scientologist is a personal statement of who you are and how you interact with the world around you. The degree of commitment is proportional to the magnitude of one's exposure to L. Ron Hubbard's (founder) philosophy and teaching, one's tenure as a contracted staff member in service to Scientology, and/or the ...
Jul 26, 1982
Constitution and general rules of the Church of Scientology Religious Education College
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Jul 21, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology responds to News-Herald articles — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Source: 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 ...
Jul 14, 1982
Inside Scientology: Secret agents for a church — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
"Theseus and his comrade Pirithous in their descent to Hades . . . sat down to rest for a while, only to find that they had grown to the rocks and could not rise." — Carl Jung, Modern Man In Search Of A Soul Ford and Andrea Schwartz are a typical American couple, perhaps. They're 33 and 28 years old, respectively, and they live in a middle-class apartment in Concord. A Volkswagen van rests in the carport. Their three-year-old son likes ...
Jul 14, 1982
Inside Scientology: Son of Scientology — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
He's been called the Son of Scientology. His name has been changed from L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., to Ron DeWolf, and he's the firstborn son of the former science fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology. It's been 23 years since hes seen his father, and he suspects that the founder of what many people call a destructive cult may, in truth, be dead. "To be perfectly frank, my life's been pretty much of a disaster and a miserable mess ...
Jul 7, 1982
Inside Scientology: "Attack the Attacker" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Several former policies of the Church of Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard, have persistently tainted its public image. Scientologists say these policies were either "jokes" from the very beginning, or were misunderstood by the public — and in any case they have all been canceled. Most of these policies involve ways the Church deals with people it has labeled "Potential Trouble Sources" and "Suppressive Persons." The latter are "those who are destructively antisocial" or those who "actively seek to suppress ...
Jul 7, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology versus the Merchants of Chaos — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Throughout its nearly 30 years of existence, the Church of Scientology has had problems with its image in the media. Newspaper articles have called it a "bizarre brain-washing cult" founded by a former science fiction writer. Television coverage of recent hearings in Clearwater, Florida — home of the Church's U.S. headquarters — emphasized testimony that the group's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, is in hiding and, according to his son, might even be dead. And the Reader's Digest recently printed two controversial ...
Jul 7, 1982
Restated articles of incorporation of Church of Scientology of San Diego (Filed Jul. 13, 1982)
Jun 30, 1982
Inside Scientology: Conclusions? // "Thanks", Ron, but no thanks" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
What was good about Scientology's Comm Course? Well, the "Confronting" — staring at someone and not moving — wasn't too bad. Done in moderation, and after my eyes stopped hurting, I treated it as just a form of relaxing meditation. But too many of the TRs in the Comm Course seem to me to be geared toward learning how to not communicate — to wear a robotic, emotionless mask. According to Hubbard, "The only reason a person gives up a study ...
Jun 30, 1982
Inside Scientology: Is it mind control? // Exports say yes / "Ridiculous charges" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Yes... The Church of Scientology (which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard and operates a mission in Santa Rosa) is often charged with using mind control techniques to obtain and maintain the loyalty and resources of its members. Scientology officials, as well as many Scientology church members, scoff at these charges, insisting their practices and teachings are designed to liberate the mind, not enslave it. But Ford Schwartz, a longtime Scientologist and later a "deprogrammer" for the Freedom Counseling Center in ...
Jun 30, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology's "Bullbaiting" // You flunk if you laugh — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
I sat in a stiff-backed chair. I had no thoughts, no fears, no hopes — or at least I tried to feel that way. I didn't look at the room around me, or hear the other people talking, or notice the roar of traffic floating through the window. I simply stared deep into the eyes of the young man who sat facing me. I stared at him, motionless, and was there, and confronted him, and didn't react — just as I'd ...
Jun 25, 1982
Scientology ban lifted — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: The Age (Australia)
The Legislative Council yesterday passed legislation to lift bans on Scientology in Victoria. Scientology has been banned under a State law passed in 1965. There are 6000 scientologists in Victoria who practise their faith despite the ban. The Liberal and National Parties did not oppose a bill to amend the Psychological Practices Act, introduced by the Health Minister, Mr Roper. He claimed the act was a nonsense law brought in in a fit of panic in the 1960s. The Psychological Practices ...
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Jun 23, 1982
Inside Scientology: "Merchant of chaos" takes Scientology course — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Part 3 in a series "You can start tonight," said Diana as I handed her $45 in cash. She gave me some change and quickly filled out two receipts — one for the course itself and the other for a book, Scientology: A New Slant on Life by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. "Thank you for contributing to the expansion of Scientology," read the receipts. And on the back, in red, was printed "The True Story of ...
Jun 18, 1982
Bylaws of Scientology Missions International
Jun 16, 1982
Inside Scientology: "Unstable" reporter discovers "high I.Q." — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Reporter Flunks Test Taking a Scientology test, reporter Dennis Wheeler got both good and bad news. He has a "high I.Q." and an "unstable" personality. See story below. —– Okay, maybe I'm not Mister Wonderful. And I do have a fault or two — a couple of minor defects in my character, maybe a moment or two of irritability. But Joanna, the woman facing me across a desk, was showing me scientific proof — verified by my own answers to a ...
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