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Oct 28, 1984
Sinking the Master Mariner — The Sunday Times (UK)
More: link, reprint in The Weekend Australian
Type: Press
Author(s): John Barnes
Source: The Sunday Times (UK)
"Corrupt, sinister and dangerous" were the words used to describe the Church of Scientology in a judgment given by Mr Justice Latey this summer. He also referred to it as "immoral and socially obnoxious". But who controls the Church now? A major Sunday Times Magazine investigation into the activities of the cult in America and Britain has uncovered a disturbing and extraordinary story — the takeover of the organisation by a small band of youthful fanatics following the disappearance of the ...
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAlan WaltersAnnie M. Tidman (aka Annie Broeker aka Annie Logan aka Lisa Mitchell)Apollo (formerly, "Royal Scot Man"; often misspelled "Royal Scotman", "Royal Scotsman")AssetsAuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Battlefield EarthBent CorydonBlackmailBridge Publications, Inc. (BPI)CaliforniaCause Resurgence Rundown aka "Running Program"Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Commodore's Messenger Organization (CMO)Confidential preclear (PC) folderCostDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDiane VoegedingEdward "Eddie" WaltersFalse imprisonmentFloridaFort Harrison Hotel (also, Flag Land Base) @ 210 South Fort Harrison Avenue Clearwater FL United StatesFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHard sellHeber C. JentzschHoward "Homer" D. SchomerIncomeInternal Revenue Service (IRS)InurementJay HurwitzJohn BarnesJudge Ben KrentzmanJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.Justice Latey, Sir JohnKathleen "Kathy" GorgonKenneth McFarlaneLaurel J. Sullivan (née Watson)LawsuitLee LawrenceLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMembershipMichael "Mike" GarsideMichael J. FlynnMission Holders ConferenceNew Era Publications International, ApS (NEPI)Operating Thetan (OT)Patrick D. "Pat" Broeker (aka Mike Mitchell)Registrar (also, to "reg")Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Research Foundation (RRF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Richard N. AznaranRon's Journal 38Ronald "Nibs" Edward DeWolf (L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.)Saint Hill Manor @ East Grinstead (UK)Sea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Slave laborSouthern Land Development and Leasing Corporation (SLDLC)Stephen "Steve" MarloweSuppressive person (SP)Tax matterThe Sunday Times (UK)The Weekend AustralianTonja C. BurdenVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWarren L. McShaneWendell ReynoldsWilliam W. "Bill" Franks
Sep 3, 1984
Lawyer says Church of Scientology is waging campaign to 'frame' him — New York Times
More: link, Reprint in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, cs.cmu.edu
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Lindsey
Source: New York Times
LOS ANGELES — Michael J. Flynn, a Boston lawyer, was piloting a light aircraft toward South Bend, Ind., in October 1979 when its engine quit mysteriously at 8,500 feet. After making an emergency landing, he said he found several quarts of water in the fuel tank. Since then, Mr. Flynn, who has led a legal battle against the Church of Scientology, a group that has long been the subject of Government investigations, says he has been followed by as many as ...
Jul 29, 1984
Hubbard youth // The teenage bullies who reign supreme over a sinister cult — Daily Mail (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Dobbie
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
THE head of the Church of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, whose organisation was described by a High Court judge as 'dangerous, immoral, sinister and corrupt', has been ordered to stay away from Britain. The 74-year-old recluse, himself declared a 'charlatan' by the judge, had hoped to reverse a Home Office ruling which barred him from coming to this country to address his followers at the British headquarters of the sect, Saint Hill, at East Grinstead, Sussex. But when he refused to ...
Jul 24, 1984
Scientology: A judge's verdict // 'corrupt, immoral, sinister' — Daily Mail (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stewart Payne
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
A HIGH Court judge yesterday delivered a damning indictment of the Church of Scientology. Mr Justice Latey described the Californian-based sect as 'corrupt, immoral, sinister and dangerous'. And of its methods, he declared: 'For those of us old enough to remember, it is grimly reminiscent of the ranting and bullying of Hitler and his henchmen.' He was giving judgment in the High Court Family Division at the end of a six-month 'tug of love' battle over two children whose father is ...
Jul 24, 1984
The cult of evil [incomplete] — Daily Mail (UK)
More: link
Jun 2, 1984
Youngsters expelled from school in Church of Scientology storm — Seattle Post-Intelligencer
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): John McCoy
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Two youngsters were expelled from a private school in Bellevue last week because of a continuing dispute about the real wishes of a 72-year-old man who hasn't been seen in years. The youngsters, brothers Garrett and Allen Dean, aged 6 and 9, must wonder what happened. Despite their good grades and conduct, the boys were kicked out of The Learning Place School, a private institution that follows the educational philosophy of L. Ron Hubbard but invites students of all faiths. Hubbard, ...
May 7, 1984
Capital disciple's story // How Martin Samuels built $10 million mission — Sacramento Bee (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dale Maharidge
Source: Sacramento Bee (California)
With $175 and a small box of books under his arm, Martin Samuels brought Scientology to the Sacramento area in the 1960s. He soon built a $10 million empire. The church rated his missions in Davis and Sacramento the best in the world. Then, in 1982, it all collapsed. Samuels left the church with nothing more than a suitcase half full of clothes. Samuels charges in a lawsuit that the Church illegally took it all away from him. The suit, being ...
May 6, 1984
Scientology: A collapsing empire? — Sacramento Bee (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dale Maharidge
Source: Sacramento Bee (California)
Church says it's stronger now, while some ex-leaders say end is inevitable First of two parts A hot wind blows through the masts of the $565,000 clipper ship "docked" on a rocky plateau in the middle of a Southern California desert. Down the hill, a car nears a gate guarded by young men in brown shirts. As if with the snap of unseen fingers, members of the elite Sea Org pour from buildings around the ship with cameras in hand, furiously ...
Feb 16, 1984
Buy-out bid for sect HQ / Factions announce plans to fight 'disconnections' — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
Feb 11, 1984
'We disconnect you' / MP seeks top-level inquiry as 'Church' again disrupts families — Daily Mail (UK)
Feb 9, 1984
Sect row over policy / Members Quit in 'Disconnection' Protest — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
Type: Press
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
AT LEAST 10 leading local members of the East Grinstead-based Church of Scientology have resigned from the sect over policy differences, it was disclosed this week. It is understood that the resignations follow disquiet over the reintroduction of "disconnection" practices whereby church members are advised to completely sever relations with fellow members. These policies were abandoned for a time in 1968. It is alleged that these disconnection policies are now beck in force since a new policy dated September 10, 1983. ...
Jan 24, 1984
Scientologists sue Clearwater over ordinance — Clearwater Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, link
Jan 20, 1984
Scientology gets high marks for restoration — Washington Times
Nov 30, 1983
Church of Scientology buys into Oklahoma oil company — Las Vegas Review Journal
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Jack Taylor
Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
DENVER — The Church of Scientology, one of the nation’s wealthiest and most controversial religious organizations, has moved into the oil business with the purchase of a significant interest in an Oklahoma City oil and gas exploration company, The Denver Post has learned. The church also has provided $3.3 million to finance drilling for the company, HG&G Inc. The investment was made through a Florida-based, non-profit unit of the church, and is the religious group’s first venture into active participation in ...
Oct 28, 1983
Scientologists celebrate good news -- now to bring it to the people — The Age (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Louise Carbines
Source: The Age (Australia)
Hours after hearing the good news, Melbourne scientologists were deciding how they were going to spread it. "We're going to have TV ads, and we'll promote the book 'Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health', the young scientologist said. David Griffiths, 28, son of a Uniting Church minister, was sitting on a pile of books in the foyer of the church's Russell Street headquarter. He was delighted by the victory, and by the knowledge that finances were going to improve with ...
Sep 2, 1983
Plans are made to publish here the new novel from one of the most mysterious authors — Publishing News (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Fred Newman
Source: Publishing News (UK)
In a newish sort of castle in Sussex a suite of rooms, with private bar, an electric organ, and an elegant writing desk complete with pens and an unopened pack of his favorite cigarettes, await one of the world's most prolific and richest authors. Yet the rooms, cleaned regularly, remain unused; the chair behind the desk has not been sat upon for over fifteen years, though the man for whom all this is carefully — even lovingly maintained — has sold ...
Jul 24, 1983
Scientologists seem to be on buying blitz — The Ledger (Florida)
More: news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Edwin McDowell
Source: The Ledger (Florida)
A best-selling adventure novel by a controversial figure who has not been seen in public for years has become the focus of concern among some book sellers. The book sellers said they belleve that "Battlefield Earth" by L. Ron Hubbard is being bought in large numbers in their stores by members of the Church of Scientology, founded by the reclusive Hubbard, as part of an effort to boost it onto the country's best-seller lists. Some book sellers and critics of Hubbard ...
Apr 1, 1983
$2,500 refund paid family of Dr. 'Smith'; more due? [exact date unknown] — Flint Journal (Michigan)
Apr 1, 1983
Scientology officials deny charges that it practices 'brainwashing' [exact date unknown] — Flint Journal (Michigan)
Mar 20, 1983
Police Probing Academy Course By Scientologist — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): John Mintz
Source: Washington Post
The D.C. Police Department is conducting an internal investigation to determine how members of the Church of Scientology, a controversial religious group that has been investigated by law enforcement agencies, were able to set up a course for recruits at the D.C. Police Training Academy, police officials said. The course, taught by church members, was set up without the approval of Chief Maurice T. Turner Jr. and is contrary to the department's procedures regarding outsiders teaching police academy courses, according to ...
Mar 4, 1983
Police storm Scientology headquarters seize records — Toronto Star (Canada)
Feb 11, 1983
Note is evidence founder is still alive, Scientologists say — Arizona Republic
Jan 30, 1983
City, Scientologists fighting new battle in 7-year-old war / Scientologists cite changes; city officials skeptical — Miami Herald
Jan 24, 1983
Ministry of fear // Scandal rocks Scientology as the founder's wife goes to prison and his son turns prosecution witness — People magazine
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): John Saar
Source: People magazine
[Picture / Caption: Scientology's headquarters in L.A. was formerly the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. The church purchased It for $5 million In 1977.] Last October in San Francisco, some 70 local leaders of the Church of Scientology gathered to hear nine church executives harangue them about their shortcomings. Styling themselves with titles that ranged from the quasi-military ("Commander," "Warrant Officer") to the quasi-lunatic ("International Finance Dictator"), the men announced that they represented the new hierarchy of the organization, and that they ...
Jan 17, 1983
Struggle to control power, money splits Scientologists — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Jan 7, 1983
A 'new breed' reported taking over Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Lindsey
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Defections by older members and publicity given a legal battle over control of hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to be cutting into the membership of the Church of Scientology. The church, which has a headquarters in Clearwater, is described by its leaders as a religion and by its critics as a highly profitable business with cult-like overtones. The church claims a worldwide membership of 6-million, although former officials say the number of adherents is probably fewer than 700,000. According ...
Jan 6, 1983
Fight over funds divides Scientology group — New York Times
More: nytimes.com
Dec 19, 1982
A sect asunder? Scientology showing signs of schism — Kansas City Star
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, ...
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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