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Dec 1, 1968 SCIENTOLOGY – Menace to Mental health — Today's Health More: link
Ralph Lee Smith
Couched in pseudoscientific terms and rites, this dangerous cult claims to help mentally or emotionally disturbed persons—for sizable fees. Scientology has grown into a very profitable worldwide enterprise . . . and a serious threat to health. [Picture / Caption: L. Ronald Hubbard, Scientology's founder.] [Picture / Caption:
Bust of Hubbard flanks "altar" in Scientology "church" near London. Among his accomplishments, Hubbard claims to have been dead and recovered, to have visited Venus and heaven.] LAST SUMMER in New York City, ... Sep 30, 1968 Scientologists lose tax-exempt status — AMA News More: link
The Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C. (
The AMA News, Sept. 2, 1968 ) has lost its tax-exempt status because a federal court says its activities were too commercial. Donald E. Lane, trial commissioner of the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, ruled that the church received substantial income from its "processing and auditing" services, and that the value of these services was over and above the organization's religious and spiritual aspects. Government officials have indicated the decision would signal ... Jul 24, 1968 Aboard the good ship Scientology — The Scotsman (UK) More: link
The Scotsman (UK)
Moored at South bridge, Edinburgh, everything aboard the "ship" was Bristol fashion yesterday. Communications, and people, flowed quickly and smoothly. The "vessel" is actually a converted hostel—Suttie's Hotel, 20 South Bridge—bought from the Y.M.C.A. In May, after redecoration and recarpeting by scientologists themselves, it became the Hubbard College for Personal Independence and the world centre for administration of, and instruction in, scientology's advanced courses. As befits the Sea Organisation, as the Advanced Organisation is known, the college has the air of ...
Feb 18, 1968 "Perverted" cult thriving in Sydney — Sunday Mirror (Australia)
Sunday Mirror (Australia)
Push for recruits L. Ron Hubbard, chief of the discredited Scientology cult, is pushing as hard as ever for recruits in Sydney. So far, no action has been taken to suppress the cult's activities in New South Wales. Scientology was banned in Victoria in 1965 after a royal commissioner reported that its practice was a medical, moral and social threat to the community. The inquiry, which lasted 17 months, found the techniques and principles of Scientology "perverted, debased and harmful." It ...
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