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Clark trial set Nov. 16

Title: Clark trial set Nov. 16
Date: Wednesday, 21 September 1955
Publisher: Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
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Edd Clark, 56, a minister in the Church of American Science, will go on trial Nov. 16 in superior court on a charge of practicing medicine without a license.

Clark, 1811 N. First Ave., appeared yesterday before Superior Judge Fred L. Hyder and pleaded innocent to the charge.

He was arrested early this month after a police woman and a secretary in the office of County Attorney William P. Mahoney Jr., charged they paid him $55 for treatment of non-existent ailments.

Harry Stewart, attorney for Clark, was granted 20 days in which to file motions attacking the complaint lodged against Clark by Charles C. Stidham, chief deputy criminal court attorney.

Stewart said Clark is both a minister and a practitioner in the Church of American Science. He practices scientology, which is basically the application of mental health, the attorney added.

Stewart said he would attack the complaint on the grounds it is an invasion of the constitutional freedom of religion.