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May 10, 1978
Advertising // Scientology campaign for Basic Book — New York Times
More: select.nytimes.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Philip H. Dougherty
Source: 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 ...
Mar 24, 1978
Disparate events in capital underline issue of F.B.I. curbs — 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)
Type: Press
Source: 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.
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 1977
Reforming the world in Scientology's image // Hubbard's Electrometer: Tin can technology — Valley News
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Brian Alexander
Source: Valley News
The Church of Scientology attempts to reform individuals through its counseling and teaching techniques. It also has a large operation dedicated to reforming society. This comes under the heading of traditional religious activism, Scientologists say, but various government agencies say it goes far beyond. In this, the fourth and final segment of a series on Scientology, the Valley News explores the legal and political entanglements of the church. By BRIAN ALEXANDER The "applied religious philosophy" of Scientology has political as ...
Aug 28, 1977
The Church of Scientology - Religion or traveling medicine show? — Valley News
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Brian Alexander
Source: Valley News
The Church of Scientology offers a free personality evaluation to persons interested in its counseling services. Valley News staff writer Brian Alexander took the test at the Sherman Oaks Scientology center, posing as a college student and using an assumed name. As the second segment of a four-part series on the church, he tells what happened. —– The Church of Scientology's free personality test is like a warm handshake, but the grip is too tight. The counselor who evaluates ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 31, 1977
Judge rules in FBI favor in dispute with church [exact date unknown] — Associated Press
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal government won a major victory in its battle with the Church of Scientology when a judge ruled the FBI's seizure of thousands of church documents was legal. U.S. District Judge Malcolm M. Lucas rejected claims by church attorneys that the FBI exceeded the scope of a search warrant during the seizures last July 8. Federal attorneys said Wednesday's ruling, unless appealed, cleared the way for the documents to be presented to a federal grand jury ...
Jul 30, 1977
Scientologists protest ruling [exact date unknown]
More: link
Type: Press
Ruled against by the Supreme Court, thousands of local members of the Church of Scientology took to the streets in protest and confronted agents of the federal government in an attempt to "educate the public" about alleged harassment of the church. Last week's events were triggered by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold a Washington, D.C. appellate court decision that the search warrant used by the FBI in last July's raids on Washington and Hollywood church offices was valid. The court's ...
Jul 25, 1977
They hope to see clear days forever — Flint Journal (Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Betty Brenner
Source: Flint Journal (Michigan)
The two-story brick building at N. Ballenger Hwy. and Sloan St. looks as if it should house an insurance agency or doctor's office. It is a well-built, well-kept structure. Inside, quality furniture and a quiet, professional greeting welcome the visitor. But this building houses a center related to a church that is under fire from federal agencies. Early this month, the FBI used crowbars and sledgehammers to enter offices of the Church of Scientology in Hollywood and Washington, D.C. Agents were ...
Jul 9, 1977
FBI raids Church of Scientology — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
FBI agents raided Church of Scientology headquarters in Hollywood and Washington at dawn yesterday. They seized some of the 150 documents allegedly stolen from the U.S. Courthouse in Washington in a series of burglaries last year. The simultaneous raids were conducted on the basis of information provided to the FBI by a onetime high-level official of the church who has admitted taking part in the burglaries in May and June, 1976. An FBI affidavit accompanying the search warrants states that the ...
May 19, 1977
Scientology big: Claim — The Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Geoff Easdown
Source: The Herald (Australia)
By Herald reporter Geoff Easdown who was tested today by Mrs Elaine Allen, Victoria's first registered minister of the Church of Scientology. Scientology is operating in a bigger way than before it was banned in 1965, its first officially recognised minister in Victoria claimed today. Controversial files are still kept on those who seek counselling from its ministers. The controversial E-meter is again in use. At the Church of Scientology, 724 Inkerman Rd., Caulfield, I was given an E-meter test today ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Feb 17, 1977
Scientology combats federal opposition — Farmington Observer
Nov 23, 1976
Scientology student death probe — Las Vegas Sun
More: link, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Sharon Spigelmyer
Source: Las Vegas Sun
Police and private investigators are probing the mysterious death of the Church of Scientology founder's son, found unidentified three weeks ago near McCarran International Airport in a coma, Coroner Dick Mayne said Monday. Cause of death is still unknown for Geoffrey Quentin McCally Hubbard, 22, of Clearwater, Fla. He was a student and counselor in scientology. The homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department Monday combed the scene where Hubbard was found, and discovered identification, license plate, car registration and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 12, 1976
Despite suspicions, Scientology flourishes / 'We are the wave of the future,' Church's lifetime Guardian tells convention — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Aug 2, 1975
Will real CIA agent please stand up? — Detroit Free Press
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Chuck Stone
Source: Detroit Free Press
ONCE THE PANDORA'S BOX of unsubstantiated allegations is pried open, it no longer becomes a question of, "Is there one?" but rather, "Who is the one?" Alexander Butterfield seems to have rebutted reports that he was the CIA's man in the White House. But is it even logical to assume such a direct contact exists? It is, if you know anything about Washington bureaucratic infighting. Is one of President Ford's 43 assistants and special assistants in league with the CIA? A ...
Sep 23, 1974
Scientology — Newsweek
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Newsweek
In the summer of 1950, an unusual book burst onto the best-seller lists and almost instantly became the focus of a national cult. "Dianetics," an extraordinary blend of Eastern philosophy, psychoanalytic technique and futuristic theory, had been concocted by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, a sometime explorer, engineer and science-fiction writer. The book offered a self-help answer to all manner of psychic and bodily ills, and the medical and psychiatric community responded with alarm. Partly for protection from these attacks, Hubbard in 1954 ...
Jul 26, 1974
Scientologists deny they harass defectors from church // 'Misrepresentation and distortion' alleged — Globe and Mail (Canada)
More: groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Colin Wright, Nancy Cooper
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
They were replying to charges by church defectors in [[articles on Scientology that appeared earlier this week in The Globe and Mail. The series has been sharply criticized by Rev. Philip McAiney, Douglas Pearse and Sue Surgeoner, all staff members at the church's national headquarters in Toronto. In a nine-page letter Mr. McAiney, a Scientology minister, said, "The degree of misrepresentation and distortion . . . is astounding for a newspaper of your past history." Mrs. Surgeoner said in an ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 23, 1974
Church creates study commission — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Mar 22, 1974
Scientology renews the spirit — Today's Post (Pennsylvania)
Jan 1, 1974
The Scientology Religion — Church of Scientology World Wide Saint Hill Manor
Oct 1, 1973
The Awful Truth About Scientology — The Realist
More: ep.tc
Type: Press
Source: The Realist
[Reproduced here with express permission of Paul Krassner — Publisher of The Realist. Thank you! Transcribed from scanned pages at The Realist Project Archive.] Although many people have had some brief acquaintance with Scientology, very few have gotten into the subject far enough to find out what it is really all about. It is a subject which doesn't easily lend itself to study. The courses are many and tend to become quite expensive, not only in terms of money, ...
May 6, 1973
Scientologists making impact on West Side // Church largest and fastest growing of its kind in the area — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): John H. Hall
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Despite a 10-year running battle with the Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Assn., Scientology appears to have finally arrived on the West Side. Aided by a 1971 federal district court decision, the Church of Scientology is not only a recognized religious science but the largest and fastest-growing pandenominational church in this area. And the greatest concentration of its members may well be here. There are 75,000 Scientologists in Los Angeles, according to the Rev. Glenn A. Malkin, executive ...
Jan 20, 1973
Scientology comeback under new name — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Aug 28, 1972
Scientology comes back as a religion — The Australian
Type: Press
Source: The Australian
SCIENTOLOGY was banned in Victoria after an exhaustive 160-day inquiry in 1963-64, which yielded four million words of evidence. It was later banned in South Australia and Western Australia, and appeared on the decline. But South Australia has now decided to repeal its ban, and the Federal Opposition leader in the Senate, Senator Lionel Murphy, QC, says a Federal Labor Government would recognise the Scientology Church of the New Faith. Members of the Church of the New Faith intend to fight ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Jul 20, 1972
Church forms public health, safety group — Westlake Post
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Westlake Post
Church of Scientology of California, the largest inter-denominational church in the United States with a membership estimated in excess of 3½ million, has announced the establishing of its newly formed Committee on Public Health and Safety. Function at the committee will be to work towards increasing the quality of health care and safeguards for the consumer. Spokesman for the committee, the Rev. Glenn A. Malkin, stated, "The committee will serve as a consumer information center and will provide the public with ...
May 22, 1972
Scientology fights back — The Nation
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Clay Steinman
Source: The Nation
Mr. Steinman is a free-lance writer living in New York. Like all true believers, the members of the young Church of Scientology (or Dianetics as it is sometimes known) believe they have found the answers. A visit to their New York headquarters in the Hotel Martinique shows that Scientology has at least put smiles on a few faces and seems to have solved many of the existential problems of the members who work and study there. According to the recent U. ...
May 7, 1972
Scientology offers new faith in man — St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Bruce Nelson
Source: St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
ACROSS THE STREET from two "porno" bookstores at Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis, a group of religious workers are pushing the concept of man as a spiritual being. Sandwiched between a loan company and an electrical supply outfit, the Minnesota Church of Scientology claims it can help people put their religious beliefs to practice. Despite opposition from the federal government, the medical profession and orthodox religious groups, Scientology has become one of the fastest growing religions in the United ...
Jan 14, 1972
Fresh approach in S.A. to scientology — The Advertiser (Australia)
Nov 20, 1971
Scientific religion struggles... grows — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
Oct 24, 1971
Before the beginning... — Flint Journal (Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Betty Brenner
Source: Flint Journal (Michigan)
Whatever else it is, it's a phenomenon, and a controversial and mysterious one at that. Beyond that, it's difficult to say just what Scientology is — except that it is an organization and a way of thinking gaining attention in the Flint area and across the world as it grows rapidly in adherents and publicity. Since Scientology opened a branch here a few months ago in a former pool hall at 2102 Joliet a few months ago, handouts have appeared on ...
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