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[<< 1 >>]
A DUBIOUS PRODIGY
|1863||Great-grandfather Abram Waterbury comes to Grand Rapids, Michigan (8).|
|1864||Grandfather Lafayette Waterbury born; later marries Ida de Wolfe and moves to Burnett/Tilden, Nebraska (8).|
|1885||Mother May Waterbury born, followed by younger sister Toilie (9).|
|1904||May goes to college in Omaha, meets Harry 'Hub' Ross Hubbard (11).|
|1909||Parents May & Hub marry|
|1911||and return to Tilden, where|
|Mar 11||L. Ron Hubbard is born (12).|
|Dec 25||Family moves to Kalispell.|
|1912||Waterburys join them, from Durant, Oklahoma (13).|
|1913||They move to Helena, Montana, where Hub has a job managing a theatre (15).|
|1914||Aug 2||War in Europe, theatre closes, Hub works for coal company (16).|
|1916||Waterburys follow them to Helena, set up in business with a coalyard (17).|
|1917||Ron enrols in kindergarten there (18).|
|Apr 6||US declares war; Hub rejoins Navy (19).|
|1918||Nov 11||Peace. Hub remains in Navy job, and May & Ron at the Waterbury's house (20).|
|Sep||Hub posted to USS Oklahoma.
May & Ron move to San Diego, its home port (23);
|1922||then to Seattle when the ship is based at Puget Sound.
Ron joins the scouts (23).
|1923||Oct||Family sent round the coast to Washington.
Ron meets 'Snake' Thompson (23).
|1924||Mar 28||Ron becomes an Eagle Scout (25).|
[<< 2 >>] WHITHER DID HE WANDER?
to Bremerton | visits Guam | high school in Montana | drops out | ships for Guam
|Apr||Family moves to Bremerton, Washington, near Puget Sound.
Ron enrols at Union High School (27).
|1926||Then across Puget Sound, to Seattle; Ron at Queen Ann High School there (28).|
|1927||Apr 5||Hub posted in Guam, with May & Ron to join them until July
Voyage via Shanghai, Hong Kong, Manila to Guam (30).
Ron teaches english in local school etc.
|Jul 16||Ron to return on USS Nitro (33), by train to Helena and|
|Sep 6||enrols High School; joins national guard; goes on school paper,|
|1928||May||does float at parade
Drops out of school (37), boards USS Henderson for Guam.
[<< 3 >>] EXPLORER MANQUÉ
ten days in China | prep school | university 1st year | 2nd year | drops out
|Jul 25||Ron arrives in Guam.|
|Oct||Family spends 10 days in Peking, China (40).|
|Dec 18||Back in Guam. Ron writes short stories (44); fails exams to naval academy.|
|1929||Aug||Return to Helena where May stays on, while Hub is posted to Washington DC and Ron is in prep school. Ron rejected by Navy for poor eyesight. Hub tries to get him into George Washington University (46).|
|1930||Feb||Ron therefore enrols in Woodward "crammer" School, also joins the U.S.M.C. reserve.|
|Sep 24||Enrols at George Washington University to study Civil Engineering (47); becomes reporter for campus newspaper the Hatchet.|
|1931||Is president of gliding club. Earns a 'D' grade average.|
|Aug 18||Grandfather Lafe dies (45), (49).|
|Sep 13||Forced landing in Gratis, Ohio;
first article published in the Sportsman Pilot (51).
|Feb 2||Publishes fiction in the Hatchet (52).|
|Jun 20||Farcical "expedition" on the Doris Hamblin
Drops out of university, sent to red cross in Puerto Rico (57).
[<< 4 >>]
BLOOD AND THUNDER
|Back in US (59) with Polly Grubb.|
|Apr 13||Marries Polly Grubb
Discovers pulp magazines as a market (63).
|1934||May 7||First child L. Ron Hubbard Jnr ('Nibs') born
In New York, Frank Gruber introduces him to American Fiction Guild (66).
|1935||Lots of stories in the pulps; Hollywood (69) The Secret of Treasure Island.|
|1936||Jan 15||Second child Katherine May ('Katie') Hubbard born
Hub & May move to Bremerton, Washington (near Puget Sound);
later joined by Ida and by Ron & Polly who take a house at South Colby.
|1937||Nov||First novel Buckskin Brigades (72). He buys a boat Magician with the proceeds, & befriends Robert MacDonald Ford (73).|
[<< 5 >>] SCIENCE FICTIONS
Campbell at 'Astounding' | Explorers Club | Alaskan expedition | joins Navy
|John W Campbell becomes editor of Astounding
(76), meets Ron.
Publishes The Dangerous Dimension (77).
Ron supposedly does first draft of Excalibur, writes a run of cowboy tales.
|1939||H L Lewis tries to get Ron in US Air Corps (83);|
|Sep 1||US proclaims neutrality.
Ron gets small apartment in New York (84), lobbies to join the Explorers Club.
|1940||Three classic stories: Fear, Final Blackout and Typewriter in the Sky
Alaskan fiasco "expedition" (88);
|Aug 30||gets stuck in Ketchikan, Alaska;|
|Dec 27||returns home to New York (89).|
|1941||Mar 15||Ron has various people write lobbying to get him into the Navy (92).|
|Jul 19||Finally joins the Navy as a Lieutenant (94).|
[<< 6 >>]
THE HERO WHO NEVER WAS
|Jul 21||US effectively at undeclared war.
Ron (96) assigned to Navy Public Relations
|Sep 22||for two weeks, at Hydrographic Office in Washington, then leave.|
|Nov 24||HQ3ND New York to train as Intelligence Officer (97),|
|Dec 7||Japan bombs Pearl Harbour.|
|Dec 18||Assigned to Phillipines, but|
|1942||Feb||sent home from Australia for annoying superiors (98).|
|Apr 22||HQ12ND in San Francisco, office of the cable censor.|
|Jun||Refit of USS YP-422, in Neponsett, Massachusetts.|
|Sep 9||Refit complete (99).|
|Oct 1||Relieved of command and returned to HQ12ND.|
|Nov 2||Submarine chaser training school Miami, Florida. (100)|
|1943||Jan||Ten days ASW training at Key West, Florida,
then to command after refit USS PC-815 based in Portland, Oregon.
|Apr 20||PC-815 commissioned,|
|May 18||sails and attacks imaginary submarines (102).|
|Jun 8||Enquiry concludes no submarines were present (105).|
|Jun 28||PC-815 Shells the goats on uninhabited S. Coronados Island, Mexico (106).|
|Jul 7||Relieved of command and sent HQ11ND San Diego; malingers in hospital for 3 months (107).|
|Oct||Small Craft TC at San Pedro, California, for 6 weeks.|
|Dec||Assigned USS Algol under construction at Portland, Oregon.|
|1944||Jul||Algol commissioned (108).|
|Aug||Crew trains at sea.|
|Sep 22||Sails to Oakland, California to load supplies.
Ron applies for Navy school of military govt at Princeton.
After "detecting sabotage", he leaves the Algol.
|Oct 4||Algol sails without Ron
(109) for the Phillipines landings.
He later joins SciFi brainstorm group at Princeton.
|1945||Jan||Onward to Naval Civil Affairs S.A. in Monterey, California.|
|Apr||Ron reports sick with possible ulcer.|
|Sep 2||Japanese surrender (110).|
|Sep 5||Ron in Oak Knoll hospital with ulcers. He has just four routine medals, including those to all serving at the times of Pearl Harbour and of the surrender.|
[<< 7 >>] BLACK MAGIC & BETTY
to Pasadena & Jack Parsons | OTO magick | marries JP's girlfriend
|Dec 5||Discharged from Navy in San Francisco
Moves in with Jack Parsons (113) in Pasadena, near Los Angeles:
black magic & demonism at Parsons/Crowley Ordo Templi Orientis.
(116) introduces Ron to the OTO house on South Orange Grove Ave.
Ron seduces Parsons' girlfriend, Sara 'Betty' Northrup (117).
(120) Hubbard & Parsons engage in the magickal "Babalon Working".
They form partnership, "Allied Enterprises". Polly settles in Bremerton, Washington, estranged from Ron. Ron & Sara use partnership's money to buy a yacht in the east.
|May||Parsons is warned (126) and goes to Miami, Florida to track them.|
|Jul 1||Parsons sues, dissolves the partnership
Ron asks Veterans Administration for increased pension (128).
|Aug 10||Second, bigamous marriage to Sara Northrup (age 21) in Chestertown, Maryland.
Parsons moves in with Marjorie Cameron (129); in 1952 he dies in an explosion.
[<< 8 >>] THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING RESEARCH
resumes writing career | divorced by Polly | acquires agent | book of psychology
|Sep 19||Dogged pursuit of bigger VA pension. Ron & Sara at Laguna Beach, south of Los Angeles (131).|
|Dec||Ron & Sara in New York a few weeks; he re-contacts John W Campbell
To Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania where he writes novel The End Is Not Yet (134).
|1947||Apr 14||Polly files for divorce; Ron & Sara move into boyhood house in Bremerton, Washington.|
|Jul||They return to North Hollywood, California, where he writes the Old Doc Methuselah stories
He hires agent Forrest "Forrie" Ackerman, and tells him about Excalibur.
Another letter, begging the VA (137); inconclusive med exam leads, incredibly, to increased pension $55/month.
Ackerman introduces him to Los Angeles Fantasy and Sci Fi society.
Van Vogt and the incident of hypnotising Bill Cox.
|1948||Aug 19||Ron is prosecuted in San Luis Obispo, California for passing a bad cheque
Ron & Sara then move to Savannah, Georgia (143); Sara transcribing both fiction and Excalibur.
|1949||Jan||Supposedly working on a "book of psychology"; but also churning out quantities of fiction.|
|Dec||Issue of Astounding F & SF mentions Dianetics article in preparation (145) and|
|Apr||trails it for next month.|
[<< 9 >>]
THE STRANGE DÉBUT OF DIANETICS
|Spring||J W Campbell finds them a cottage at Bay Head, New Jersey (147),|
|Jul||contacts Dr Winter|
|Oct 1||who comes to stay at Bay Head
JAMA and AJP both reject his paper on Dianetics.
|Dec 25||Dn article completed (152).|
|1950||Mar 8||Third child Alexis Valerie Hubbard born.|
|Apr||Hubbard Dianetics Foundation established in Elizabeth, New Jersey; May issue of Astounding carries Dn article.|
|May 9||Dianetics:MSMH book published
(155); Dn courses priced $500 each
Scientific American (160) and others pan it; Ron gives media interviews (162).
[<< 10 >>] COMMIES, KIDNAP & CHAOS
returns to LA | Dn finances in trouble | Palm Springs | kidnaps Alexis | flees to Cuba
|Aug||Ron returns in triumph to Los Angeles.|
|Aug 10||Event at Shrine auditorium
(163), where world's first Clear, Sonya Bianca, is a washout
Money pouring in but poorly controlled (166).
Affair with "Barbara Kaye" (age 20) (167).
|Sep||Ron & Barbara go on Dn tour of S.F. area (168).|
|Oct||Briefly in Elizabeth, New Jersey
(169); finances in trouble, Art Ceppos & Dr Winter leaving.
Ron & Barbara double date with Sara & Miles Hollister; Miles becomes Sara's lover (170).
Barbara keeps a diary (171);
|Nov||Van Vogt cuts staff at Los Angeles Foundation (173).|
|Dec||Look magazine pans Dn.|
|1951||Jan||New Jersey Medical Examiners start proceedings against Dn
Ron & Sara in Palm Springs, California, join Richard de Mille, to write 2nd Dn book Science of Survival.
|Feb 3||Barbara comes to Palm Springs after Sara returns to Los Angeles (175).|
|Feb 24||Ron seizes Alexis, puts her in nursery in Los Angeles (176); next morning kidnaps Sara (177).|
|Mar 3||He reports Miles & Sara to FBI as Communists
J W Campbell resigns. Ron, Dick & Alexis flee to Tampa, Florida, then to Havana, Cuba (181).
|Apr 12||Sara goes to the press (183),|
|Apr 23||files for divorce
Hubbard asks Don Purcell from Wichita, Kansas to bail him out (185).
[<< 11 >>] BANKROLLING & BANKRUPTCY
divorce from Sara | Wichita Foundation bankrupt | Mary Sue | Scientology introduced
|May 4||FBI told of Dn setting up in Wichita (188); Ron invites Barbara; divorce from Sara proceeds.|
|Jun 9||Sara forgives debts and grants divorce in return for custody of Alexis (192).|
|Jun||Dn conference sparsely attended; Science of Survival published
(194); Helen O'Brien's account.
Mary Sue Whipp (age 19) arrives as Dn student and moves in with Ron (195); Perry Chapeldaine's account.
|Aug||Another medical exam for the Veterans Administration.
Hubbard and Purcell fall out over finances and "past lives" (197).
|Nov||"Allied Scientists" mass-mailing backfires, attracts FBI and mail fraud investigation (198).|
|1952||Courts hold Wichita group liable for Elizabeth, New Jersey debts; it goes bankrupt; Ron resigns (199).|
|Mar||Third marriage to Mary Sue Whipp (age 19)
Ron introduces Matheison's E-meter and announces the advent of Scn.
[<< 12 >>]
|Apr||Ron & Mary Sue move to Phoenix, Arizona, where the
Hubbard Association of Scientologists is opened (202).
|Jul||3rd Dn/1st Scn book History Of Man published (204), followed a few months later by Scientology 8-80. Nibs arrives to join Scn (207).|
|Sep||Ron & Mary Sue, on first trip to Europe, meet HASI members in London.|
|Sep 24||Fourth child Diana Meredith Hubbard born
Carmen D'Alessio describes being audited by Ron.
|Nov||To Philadelphia, where Scn franchise run by Helen O'Brien & husband (210)|
|Dec 1-19||Delivers Philadelphia Doctorate Course lectures.|
|Dec 16||Briefly arrested for fraudulent cheque on Dn in Phoenix; upon release, revisits London (211).|
|1953||Feb 27||Acquires diploma-mill Doctorate from "Sequoia University" (212).|
|Mar||Asks Helen O'Brien to move Phoenix publishing operation to Philadelphia.|
|Apr 10||(213) Writes to Helen suggesting the "religion angle". Fourth Dn book The Factors.|
|May||Ron & Mary Sue travel to Spain.|
|Sep||Addresses Int'l Congress of Dn and Scn in Philadelphia (214). Helen O'Brien quits, disillusioned.|
|Oct||Lectures at Camden, New Jersey 'Org'.|
|Dec 25||Returns to Phoenix, where HASI continues growth.|
|1954||Jan 6||Fifth child Geoffrey Quentin Hubbard born.|
|Apr||HASI moves into larger building
Accounts of Ray Kemp and (216) Jack Horner.
|Jun||John Galusha inflates LRH biography for Phoenix Better Business Bureau
Don Purcell abandons claims to Dn (219).
[<< 13 >>] APOSTLE OF THE MAIN CHANCE
religion incorporated | flood of money | buys St Hill manor
|1954||Dec 18||Church of Scientology (California) incorporated (220).|
|HQ moves to Washington DC (221).|
|Feb 13||Sixth Child Suzette Rochelle Hubbard born.|
|Jul 11||More mad letters to the FBI, and the infamous Brainwashing Manual
"The law can be used very easily to harass" squirrels (223)
|Sep||Third trip to London; Cyril Vosper's account (age 19).|
|1956||Feb||Presides at wedding of Ray & Pam Kemp (225).|
|Mar||Visits Dublin, Ireland.|
|Jun||"Casualty Contact". Hubbard's gross income is just over $100,000.|
|1957||Mar||CoS to pay Ron percentage of gross income, about $250,000/yr (227).|
|Apr||All About Radiation.|
|Jul||Performs "christening" at Freedom Congress in Washington DC (228). CIA opens a file on Scn.|
|1958||Jun 6||Seventh child Arthur Conway Hubbard born
Spends most of year lecturing in Washington DC.
|Oct||Revisits London (231) for six-week "Advanced Clinical Course".|
|Dec||Returns briefly to US.|
|1959||Feb||Hubbards (with 4 kids) leave US for London, rent Kemps' house in Golders Green
Buys Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Surrey.
[<< 14 >>] LORD OF THE MANOR
Ron the gardener | mother's death | meddling in politics | SHSBC & Washington DC
|May 29||East Grinstead Courier excitedly reports his arrival
Ron audits tomato plants (235).
|Oct 31||To Melbourne, Australia
News comes that Nibs has "blown".
|Nov||Aunt Toilie orders him to Bremerton where his mother is dying; rapid return to London.|
|1960||Mar||Book Have You Lived Before This Life
Ron insists everyone be sec-check interrogated by E-meter (239).
|Apr 24||Telex: "keep Nixon out of power" (240).|
|Jun||"Special Zone Plan" and "Dept of Govt Affairs".|
|Oct||Johannesburg, South Africa.|
|Dec 25||Washington DC.|
|Feb||Back to Saint Hill (242).|
|Mar||Saint Hill Special Briefing Course introduced at £250.
New buildings to hold increased student numbers. Increased "sec-checking" (243).
What Is Scientology published.
|Dec 28||To Washington DC, for Scn congress, to promote SHSBC.|
|1962||Aug 13||Writes President Kennedy how Scn can help in the space programme (245).|
[<< 15 >>] VISITS TO HEAVEN
FDA raid | heavenly report | Anderson report | expelled from Rhodesia
|Jan 4||FDA raids Scn in Washington DC (247); next day Ron issues a statement.|
|May 11||He issues the Visit to Heaven HCOB;|
|Aug||new policy on the media (250).|
|Nov||Board of Inquiry convened in Melbourne, Australia.|
|1964||Mar||Saturday Evening Post interviews Ron.
Ron's butler, Ken Urquhart, describes life at St Hill.
"Ethics Conditions" introduced (251).
|1965||Oct||Anderson report published in Australia; Lord Balniel initiates British enquiry.
New "investigate the investigators" policy (254).
(255) world's 1st clear. Ron renounces fake doctorate.
Visits Rhodesia (257); poses as financier, seeks refuge for Scn.
|Jul||Expulsion order (259); must leave Rhodesia by 18 July.|
|Jul 15||Leaves Rhodesia; big welcome back to England organised
In US, IRS challenges Scn's tax-exempt status.
"Sea Project" conceived as escape from government interference.
[<< 16 >>]
LAUNCHING THE SEA ORG
|Nov 22||Hubbard Explorational Co Ltd founded for "surveys" i.e. the Sea Project
Ron buys the Enchanter with Ray Kemp, and the Avon River, then flies to Tangier (265).
|1967||Enchanter brought to Las Palmas. Ron arrives having completed OT3 "Wall of Fire" (266).|
|Apr||Avon River joins fleet (268), prepares for refit (269);|
|Aug||Hannah Eltringham arrives.|
|Sep||Royal Scot(s)man purchased in Edinburgh
(270), has registration problems. Other ships to Gibraltar.
Ron goes to UK to fetch the detained ship (272).
McMaster, demoted and humiliated, assigned to ship's galley (273).
|Nov 28||Hannah re-registers Royal Scotman in Sierra Leone.
Departs Southampton, stormbound at Brest, refused at Gibraltar, reprovisions Monte Carlo, then to Sardinia.
Avon River damaged in storm; O'Keefe demoted (277).
|Dec 25||Ron sends ship to Valencia, Spain. Churcher leaves.|
|1968||Feb 21||People newspaper does article "the craziest cruise on earth".|
[<< 17 >>] IN SEARCH OF PAST LIVES
treasure-hunting | strike bound in Marseilles | Corfu
|Feb||Avon River sails to Sardinia on "Mission into Time" looking for past-life treasures
(281). Hannah made captain.
Engine problems (283), Sicily, Calabria, space station in Corsica; mission aborted by 'flap' in Valencia (285).
Royal Scotman nearly breaks hawsers in storm; rudder damaged.
"Liability cruise": Mary Sue (286) made captain. Avon River to Alicante, then Marseilles.
|Jun||Royal Scotman joins them, then with Ron to Morocco
Royal Scotman evades strike, to Barcelona, Valencia, Tunisia.
Hannah (288) gets the blame.
David Mayo's account: overboarding of Otto Roos and others.
|Jul 25||UK govt bans entry of students and of Hubbard.
TV interviewer arrives (290); Royal Scotman sails for Corfu.
Ron fawns over the Greek junta (291)
|Aug||Avon River joins them. Ships renamed Apollo, Athena, Diana.
Class 8 auditor course (292). "Overboarding". Hubbard's kids.
Vice consul John Forte delivers notice: Hubbard persona non grata in England.
|1969||Jan||Traders oppose talk of ejecting Scn (294).|
|Mar 19||Scn ejected from the island (296).|
[<< 18 >>] MESSENGERS OF GOD
Casablanca & conspiracies | the Azores & Alexis | Tangier & "handling" Nibs
|Apollo sails into E. Atlantic, along W. Coast of Africa/Iberia for next three years (297).|
|Sep||US consul visits in Casablanca.|
|Nov 2||"Covert Operations"/Tenyaka Memorial Foundation
Scn worldwide run by telex (300) and courier.
Goldstein and the frozen shrimps. CMO founded (301).
|1970||Sep||They weather out a heavy storm in the Azores
Diana, age 18; Quentin, age 17.
Alexis (age 21) tries to contact him and is rebuffed (305).
|1971||Jun 25||Suicide of Susan Miester (306).|
|1972||Jan||Hubbard falls ill; Jim Dincalci treats him; Otto Roos
(309) reviews his PC folders.
Docked in Tangier, Morocco (310); attempts to train soldiers and bureaucrats.
|Sep||Mary Sue (312) runs GO "handling" of Nibs Hubbard.|
|Dec 3||Because Ron might be extradited to fraud trial in France, the operation moves out to Lisbon, Portugal.|
[<< 19 >>] ATLANTIC CROSSING
hiding in New York | Ron rejoins ship | to Bermuda
|Sep||Still fearing extradition, with ship drydocked, Hubbard, Dincalci and Preston hide in New York (313).|
|Dec||Confirmed US won't extradite, GO advises "stay undercover" (315); move to Queens (316).|
|1973||Uses FOI act to get govt records on Scn, and conceives Operation Snow White (317).|
|Sep||Now safe to rejoin the ship at Lisbon (318), heads south|
|Dec||to Tenerife. Ron injured in motorbike accident. Dincalci's assistance rejected; Kima Douglas nurses him (319); RPF established (321).|
|1974||Mar||Injuries heal. Young CMO messengers (322) wield growing power.|
|May 28||Applies for war medals (324) he never earned;|
|Jun 18||Navy refuses medals; Ron lies to crew.
Shipboard dance/concert band, the "Apollo Stars".
Quentin (age 20) attempts suicide in Madeira (325) and is RPFed.
|Oct 7||Ship arrives Funchat, Madeira, but on the 9th is mobbed; next day, sails for the US.|
|Oct 16||Refuel at Bermuda
(328). FBI waiting at Charleston, so they head back to Bermuda.
Kima sent to move Scn's millions from Switzerland to Lichtenstein (329).
Cathy Cariotaki's account of life w/Hubbards (330).
|1975||Ron's father, Harry Hubbard (age 88) visits the ship
Rumours flourish in the area. Ron has a minor stroke.
Mark Shechter is sent with cash to buy a land base.
[<< 20 >>]
|Aug||Neptune Motel rented for 3 months in Daytona Beach, Florida (333).|
|Oct||Fort Harrison Hotel bought in Clearwater, Florida, for $33M cash (335).|
|Dec 5||Ron hides in Dunedin, just N. of Clearwater
Snow White in full swing in Washington DC.
St Petersburg Times exposing Scn facade in Clearwater (337).
|1976||Jan 28||"Rev" Art Maren announces that United Churches is Scn
Identified near Dunedin, Ron flees w/Douglases to Washington DC (340).
GO frames Clearwater Mayor Cazares w/fake hit & run accident (341).
|Jun 11||FBI arrests Snow White agents Meisner and Wolfe (codename 'Silver').
Ron flees to Los Angeles (342), buys ranch at La Quinta.
|Oct||Moves into La Quinta (344).|
|Nov 17||Quentin's suicide; Art Maren identifies the body (346).|
[<< 21 >>] MAKING MOVIES
FBI raid, hides in Nevada | film org, hides in Hemet | trial & disappearance
|Doreen Smith's account
(349). Suzette nearly disinherited.
Arthur illustrates What Is Scientology (350).
|1977||early||Dincalci invents the Purification Rundown; Ron wants Nobel prize.|
|Jun 20||Meisner blows and talks to FBI (351).|
|Jul 8||FBI raids Scn in Washington and Los Angeles (352).|
|Jul 15||Ron flees with Pat Broeker to Sparks, near Reno, Nevada; film-script (353) Revolt in the Stars.|
|1978||Jan 2||He returns to La Quinta but Mary Sue moved out.
Film studio at Silver Sands ranch.
The Hartwells join the Cine Org (354), Gerry Armstrong (356) builds the sets.
|Aug 15||Mary Sue et al indicted in Snow White case.
Hubbard collapses, Dr Gene Denk summoned (357), with David Mayo as auditor.
|Oct||Ron recovers; Gilman Hot Springs.
Ernie Hartwell blows (360), and Ed Walters blows to FBI over his mishandling (361).
|1979||Mar||Ron flees with Douglases and hides in Hemet (14 mi. from Gilman).|
|Sep 24||Intended date for Snow White trial (363).|
|Oct 8||Instead, nine of eleven defendants plead guilty.|
|Oct 26||Mary Sue and two others fined $10,000 and sentenced to five years in prison.|
|Nov 23||Snow White documents unsealed.|
|1980||Feb||Ron flees again with Pat & Annie Broeker, and never emerges from hiding.|
[<< 22 >>] MISSING, PRESUMED DEAD
CoS reorganised | trouble in the courts | Hubbard dies in hiding
|Broeker & Miscavige re-organise CoS;|
|May||Mary Sue ousted (366).|
|Sep||Ouster of Mary Sue announced.|
|1982||Apr||Ron appoints Mayo to safeguard Tech (367).|
|May||Nibs testifies at Clearwater hearings;|
|Jul||further disparages Ron in press interview.
Battlefield Earth released (368).
|1983||Jan||Mary Sue's Snow White appeal denied; she begins 4-yr sentence.
Nibs petitions for trusteeship of Ron's estate (369).
|Jun||Nibs alleges "Ron believed he was Satan" in Penthouse article.|
|Nov||Ron writes optimistic letter to Scns (370).|
|1984||May||Scn vs Armstrong trial before Judge Breckenridge; Latey verdict in London (371).|
|Jan 19||Ron issues message "The Sea Org & the Future"
In 1983 the Broekers had bought the Whispering Winds ranch in San Lui Obispo, California (373).
|Jan 24||L. Ron Hubbard dies there of stroke (374).|
|Jan 27||Hubbard's death announced (375).|