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Aug 1, 1951 Boiled Engrams — American Mercury
In May of last year, from the modest little town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, came a voice that promised complete salvation for mankind on this earth. That in itself is nothing new, but this particular voice was a powerful roar, worth at least a footnote in any account of our troubled age. It was the voice of a man by the name of L. Ron Hubbard. Until this moment, Hubbard had been known as a writer of science fiction fantasies. But ...
Jun 25, 1951 TIME — TIME Magazine
[...] Divorced. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25; by L. Ron (Dianetics) Hubbard, 40, science fictioneer turned mental healer; after five years of marriage, one daughter; in Wichita, Kans. [...]
Jun 13, 1951 Dianetics head wins emergency divorce decree — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
WICHITA, Kan., June 12 (AP) — L. Ron Hubbard, founder of dianetics, was awarded an emergency divorce from his wife, Sara Northrup Hubbard, today. The divorce was without alimony but provided that Mrs. Hubbard is to have custody of their 14-month old child Alexis and $200 a month to support Alexis.
May 7, 1951 A Ringing In The Ears — TIME Magazine
[...] In a Los Angeles court, his wife charged L. Ron Hubbard, 40, disciple and founder of dianetics, "the modern science of mental health," with bigamy, cruelty and "systematic torture." He is also a paranoid schizophrenic, she added, and she wants a divorce. [...]
May 1, 1951 Letter indicates Dianetics founder, baby fled to Cuba — Daily News (Los Angeles, California)
Daily News (Los Angeles, California)
Indications that Dianetics founder L. Ron Hubbard, 40, has fled to Cuba with the baby daughter he is accused of kidnapping were contained today in a letter submitted to the court by Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25. Mrs. Hubbard, who is suing for divorce on the grounds her husband is insane and who accused him of having kidnapped their daughter, Alexis, 13 months, last February 24th, presented to Superior Judge W. Turney Fox a letter written by Hubbard to her last ...
Apr 23, 1951 Founder of 'Dianetics' said insane by wife — San Mateo Times More: link
San Mateo Times
LOS ANGELES, April 23 —Dianetics Founder L. Ron Hubbard's wife charged today in a
that he subjected her to "scientific torture experiments" and is suffering from a mental ailment.
Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard
, 25, charged in her divorce suit that Hubbard subjected her to "systematic torture" through denial of sleep, beatings, strangulations, and suggestions that she kill herself "as a divorce would hurt his reputation." As a consequence, she and her medical advisers concluded Hubbard, 40, was ...
Apr 23, 1951 Ron Hubbard insane, says his wife More: link
LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) — The wife of L. Ron Hubbard, 40, founder of the Dianetics Mental Health Movement, filed suit for divorce today, charging he is suffering from a mental ailment. Mrs. Sara Northrup Hubbard, 25, said "competent medical advisers" had examined her 40-year-old husband and concluded he was "hopelessly insane" and should be placed in a private sanitarium for "psychiatric observation." She said doctors told her her husband was suffering from a mental ailment "known as paranoid schizophrenia." ...
Apr 23, 1951 Sara Northrup Hubbard v. L. Ron Hubbard et al. More: link
WARNER & JACKSON 639 South Spring Street Los Angeles 14, California Tucker 9171 Attorneys for Plaintiff [Stamped: FILED Apr 23 1951, Harold Cecily, County Clerk] IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES SARA NORTHRUP HUBBARD, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) L. RON HUBBARD, also known as ) LAFAYETTE RONALD HUBBARD; Los ) Angeles Department HUBBARD DIANETIC ) No. D RESEARCH FOUNDATION, a partnership; ) COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE THE ...
Apr 15, 1951 Dianetics man reports he's in Cuban hospital — Mirror News (Los Angeles, CA) More: link
Mirror News (Los Angeles, CA)
Mrs. Sara N. Hubbard, 26, suing L. Ron Hubbard, 40, inventor of dianetics, for divorce or annulment, disclosed yesterday that she has received a letter from him mailed in Cuba which assures her that her 13-month-old daughter Alexis Valorie, "is getting excellent care." The letter was filed in Superior Court with a request for permission to serve Hubbard by publication and by registered mail in the proceeding wherein Mrs. Hubbard charges that he kidnaped their child. In Cuban Hospital Hubbard, whose ...
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