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Jan 31, 1983
Mystery of the Vanished Ruler — TIME Magazine
More: gerryarmstrong.org
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
Type: Press
Source: 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
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 ...
Oct 22, 1982
The selling of a blockbuster // Scientology's Hubbard launches a sci-fi comeback — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
More: link
Type: Press
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 ...
Jul 21, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology responds to News-Herald articles — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
More: link
Type: Press
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 ...
Jun 9, 1982
Inside Scientology: Is it a religion, a science fiction fantasy, or just another cult? — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
The year was 1950. The book was Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, written by a 39-year-old "pulp" writer of science fiction, L. Ron Hubbard. A few months earlier, Hubbard had outlined the book's tenets in a magazine called Astounding Science Fiction. And a year before that, at a lecture for science fiction writers, Hubbard had mused, "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be ...
May 11, 1982
16 witnesses unlock sect's closed society — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The 16 witnesses who testified in Clearwater's public hearings on Church of Scientology activities provided the first-hand information city officials will use if they decide to design ordinances to regulate the sect. Boston attorney Michael Flynn, who gathered the witnesses, said he questioned them extensively about their Scientology experiences and people they knew in the sect. He confirmed that information through other witnesses and contacts inside the church, he said. If they had not been in the sect, Flynn said, "I'd ...
May 8, 1982
City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: Janie Peterson
Type: Hearings
Tag(s): Alan HubbardAnthony ShoemakerAnti-psychiatryApple SchoolsApplied ScholasticsAuditingBarry ClinglerBette OrsiniBlackmailBruce HamiltonCarol GarrityCharles LeCherChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)City of Clearwater 1982 HearingsConfidential preclear (PC) folderCostDan ZalensDead agenting (Black PR, smear campaign)Destroying/hiding/falsifying evidencesDisconnectionDon CooperEdward "Eddie" WaltersErnest "Ernie" HartwellEthics (Scientology)ExtortionFair gameFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Fort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFreeloader's debtFront groupsGerus SocietyHarassmentIncomeInfiltrationJames "Jim" CalderbankJames BerfieldJane Lee "Janie" PetersonJulie BergmanLas Vegas Review JournalLaVenda Van SchaickLawsuitMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMedical claimsMichael J. FlynnNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)NevadaOffice of Special Affairs (OSA) (formerly, Guardian's Office)Operation Shake and BakeOperation Snow WhitePam BevinPaul HatchettPaul SheffieldPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Project OscarRed boxRita GarveyRobert "Bob" AndersonRuss AndrewsSafe Environment FundSalarySchoolsSecurity check ("sec check")Slave laborSt. Petersburg Times (Florida)Statistics (Stats)SuicideSuppressive person (SP)ThreatTonja C. BurdenTR-L (Training Routine Lie)William "Bill" Broderick
May 8, 1982
City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: LaVenda Van Schaick
May 8, 1982
Sect witnesses recount fear, deception, 'suicide' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Teen-ager David Ray testified Friday he had a spectacular start with the Church of Scientology in California, but quickly became a rebel trapped in The Fort Harrison Hotel, relegated to cleaning rooms and stomping garbage. Casey Kelly, 23, testifying for the second day, said he "wasn't a very good Scientologist," either. "One thing you don't do in Scientology is joke around, so obviously I didn't make out very well," he quipped. Like one other witness called in the third day of ...
May 7, 1982
Fort Harrison: 'horror house' — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bill Prescott
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
A 17-year veteran of the Church of Scientology told Clearwater city commissioners Thursday she lived through "horror" while staying at the former Fort Harrison Hotel three years ago. Lori Taverna, who said she broke with the sect two months ago, was asked by Mayor Charles LeCher to describe a "normal day" while she worked as a Scientology trainer. "Most of it was horror, so I don't know," said Mrs. Taverna, 39. But in about three hours of testimony during the second ...
May 6, 1982
Witnesses are critical of church — Tampa Tribune (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Ward
Source: Tampa Tribune (Florida)
CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology deceives, brainwashes and takes money from its followers, and its founder is a man who beat his wife and is preoccupied with sex, two witnesses told the City Commission Wednesday. The hearings are being held by the city to investigate church practices. One of those witnesses was the 47-year-old son of church founder L Ron Hubbard. Another witness was Ed Walters, a former high-ranking church official, who said followers are encouraged to donate all their ...
Feb 15, 1982
Briefing / Purification campaign / The vital role of PR — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Dec 28, 1981
Narconon: Anti-drug program with roots in Scientology doesn't live up to claims of support, success — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, news.google.com
Sep 1, 1981
Scientology: The sickness spreads — Reader's Digest
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Eugene H. Methvin
Source: Reader's Digest
Eighteen months ago, the U.S.-based Church of Scientology launched a global—and unsuccessful—campaign to prevent publication of a Reader's Digest report called "Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult." The church engaged a detective agency to investigate the author, Digest Senior Editor Eugene H. Methvin. Digest offices in a half-dozen nations were picketed or bombarded with nuisance phone calls. In Denmark, South Africa and Australia, the church sued unsuccessfully to prevent publication. In the months since the article appeared, in May 1980, a ...
May 1, 1980
Scientology: Anatomy of a frightening cult [Canadian edition] — Reader's Digest
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Eugene H. Methvin
Source: Reader's Digest
The faithful inner core serve as thieves, decoys and spies. The shocking story behind one of the most dangerous “religious cults” operating today IN THE late 1940s, pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard declared, “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million, the best way would be to start his own religion.” Hubbard did start his own religion, calling it the “Church of Scientology,” and it has grown into an enterprise today grossing ...
Apr 5, 1980
The Church of Scientology responds to ex-members' charges — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com
Mar 5, 1980
Affidavit of Marjorie Hansen
More: link
Type: Affidavit
AFFIDAVIT OF MARJORIE HANSEN I, Marjorie Hansen of Hanover, Massachusetts depose and state as follows: On or about April 16, 1978, I was walking on Boylston Street in Boston when I was approached by a man named Kevin, who asked me if I would consent to taking a "Personality Survey". Kevin stated that he was working on the survey for some college courses he was taking. He then led me to a building on Beacon Street which I later found out ...
Mar 4, 1980
Affidavit of James Gervais [exact date unknown, circa March 1980 assumed]
More: link
Type: Affidavit
AFFIDAVIT OF JAMES GERVAIS I, James Gervais, state the following under the pains and penalties of perjury: 1. My introduction to Scientology was in July of 1973, when many representations were made to me concerning the benefits of "auditing" and Scientology. 2. The following representations were made to me relative to benefits allegedly provided by Scientology and "auditing". a) raise my IQ; b) cure diseases and mental illness; c) solve drug problems and other personal problems; d) stabilize and promote familial ...
Mar 1, 1980
Affidavit of Anne Rosenblum [exact date unknown, circa March 1980 assumed]
More: link
Type: Affidavit
AFFIDAVIT OF ANNE ROSENBLUM In December, 1972, after my first semester of college (in the state of Washington), I was introduced to Scientology when another Scientologist encouraged me to take a "Personality Test" at the Portland "Org". I was given a poor evaluation on the test. I later learned, however, that it is a customary practice of the "Church" to give one a poor evaluation on the test in order to induce the person into Scientology processing. The Scientologists also told ...
Jan 25, 1980
The Scientology Papers: Cult order sought to end scientists' criticism — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
A 1977 order from the top level of the Church of Scientology sought to silence criticism of the cult by a New York-based organization dedicated to investigating UFOs and claims of psychic wonders.
Jan 22, 1980
The Scientology Papers: Secret Ontario documents found in U.S. cult's files — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Confidential documents from various Ontario Government offices including an attorney-general's communication about police intelligence operations have been found in U.S. Church of Scientology files. The documents were part of the evidence submitted by federal attorneys in the Washington prosecution of U.S. leaders of the cult on charges of conspiring to steal government documents and obstruct justice by cover-ups and by kidnapping an informer. Of 12 indicted, including two in Britain and the informer, nine have been tried, convicted and sentenced by ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 15, 1980
Woman suing Church of Scientology says she was “brainwashed” — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Langer
Source: Boston Globe
A woman who was a member of the Church of Scientology for seven years and who has now filed a $200 million class action suit against the church, said of her experience that “it was a whole menagerie of lies.” Lavenda Van Schaick, a 29-year-old native of Texas who joined the church in Las Vegas, recited a list of experiences that her attorney, Michael Flynn, said, can only be described as “Orweilian,” referring to George Orwell’s depiction of a future society ...
Jan 9, 1980
Dispute over tax status goes to court — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, antisectes.net
Nov 24, 1979
Church's covert activity told — Los Angeles Times (California)
Oct 8, 1979
Scientology verdict: Erosion of rights? — Los Angeles Times (California)
Sep 19, 1979
Scientology secrets revealed in 2 million dollar consumer fraud case // Scientology on trial — Bay Guardian (San Francisco)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard H. Meeker
Source: Bay Guardian (San Francisco)
How a Portland jury got a crash course in one of the oddest "religions" ever created and awarded the plaintiff more than $2. million Note: This summer, a jury in Portland spent a month listening to testimony in a $4 million lawsuit over the practices of the Church of Scientology there. The plaintiff: Julie Christofferson, a young Portland woman who was a follower of Scientology in 1975 and 1976. The defendants: three local Scientology organizations and one of their leaders. ''Richard ...
Nov 18, 1978
Ex-Scientologist charges harassment, sues church — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
A former follower of the controversial Church of Scientology has filed suit claiming she was harassed and shamed into contributing more than $7,000 to the church. Saundra Haynes, in a fraud suit filed Thursday by attorney Hiram M. Martin, claimed that she went along with the urgings because she hoped the church's "auditing" procedures would enable her to "go clear," as the church calls it, and "rid her of her deep depressions and suicidal attempts." At one point, she claimed in ...
Oct 22, 1978
E-meters, personality tests form Scientology trappings — Chronicle-Telegram
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Cynthia Roberts
Source: Chronicle-Telegram
Like any other religion, Scientology has its trappings. Not crisp, rich-colored vestments. Not silver chalices, nor flasks of holy water. No, there are other things. Like personality tests and E-meters. E-meters? Scientologists rely heavily on counseling methods to cure psychosomatic ills and mental blocks. They believe in the powers of the "reactive mind" — a portion of the mind which records unpleasant experiences which may later be triggered by outside influences. TO CLEAR the mind of "engrams" (the unsavory experiences), Scientologists ...
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