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Earliest ⇓ Dec 31, 1982 Church chief subject of court trial — Daily News
Dec 31, 1982 Trial ordered to determine if L. Ron Hubbard is alive — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 25, 1982 Ex-aide tells of Hubbard try to gain Nobel Prize — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Dec 19, 1982 A sect asunder? Scientology showing signs of schism — Kansas City Star
Dec 15, 1982 Bylaws of International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors
Dec 12, 1982 Son says he thinks Scientology founder died — New York Times More: link
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, ...
Dec 9, 1982 ASIO action dropped — Canberra Times (Australia)
Canberra Times (Australia)
The Church of Scientology is to discontinue its High Court action against the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
The national spokesman for the church, the Reverend Andrew Youngman, said yesterday that the church had achieved its primary object of ensuring that ASIO was subject to judicial review.
It had been seeking a declaration against ASIO to stop it from gathering intelligence and passing on information about the church.
The court ruled last month that, as stated, the case was bad. It gave ...
Dec 9, 1982 Scientologists in Riverside break off from central church — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Dec 4, 1982 Oh, where, oh where has L. Ron Hubbard gone? — Flint Journal (Michigan)
Nov 26, 1982 Hubbard suit challenged — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 24, 1982 Articles of incorporation of International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors
Nov 23, 1982 Scientology founder's fate: Dead or alive? — USA Today More: link
L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology founder, is dead. Or mentally incompetent. Or alive and well. The status of the wealthy 71-year-old author depends on whether you're talking to his estranged son or his wife. In Los Angeles, the two are mounting a courtroom tug-of-war over Hubbard's estate. Ronald E. DeWolf claims his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, and wants control of the estate. Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard, filed suit Friday to block DeWolf's probate court action. If anyone knows ...
Nov 21, 1982 L. Ron Hubbard: A new controversy / Son of Scientology founder questions father's health, location — Los Angeles Times (California)
Nov 20, 1982 Hubbard wife to oppose try to rule church founder dead — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 20, 1982 Purple monster spares the earth, hawks science fiction book instead — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Nov 15, 1982 'Dianetics' ads are running into trouble — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Nov 15, 1982 Cult founder's son asks to be trustee [exact date unknown] — UPI More: link
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a petition in Superior Court, saying he believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent. The
Riverside Press-Enterprise reported Saturday
that Ronald DeWolf also claims in court papers filed last week that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf further claims in the court papers that his father had been ill for decades, suffered from ...
Nov 15, 1982 Scientology assets are being stolen, founder's son charges — Daily News More: link
RIVERSIDE (UPI) — The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, has filed a court petition contending his father is either dead or mentally incompetent and asking to be appointed trustee of his affairs. The
Riverside Press-Enterprise reported
Ronald DeWolf also claimed in papers filed in Riverside County Superior Court that officials of the Florida-based church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities from Hubbard's estate. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City, Nev., asked the ...
Nov 13, 1982 Son claims Hubbard was heavy drug user — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) More: link
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
L. Ron Hubbard wrote his most important books and articles, the foundation of the Church of Scientology and his psycho-therapeutic treatment, Dianetics, while "saturated" with cocaine and other drugs, according to his son. Ronald E. DeWolf, the oldest of Hubbard's six children, contends his father distorted his military record to create cult devotion to his budding church. And, the son maintains, his father lied about his physical health, maintaining that Dianetics had made him well, when in fact he was severely ...
Nov 13, 1982 Son of Scientology founder believes Hubbard dead or ill // Petition filed requesting estate trustee — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California) More: link
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
The oldest son of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, believes his father is either dead or mentally incompetent, according to a petition filed In Riverside Superior Court. The son, Ronald E. DeWolf, also claims in the court papers filed Wednesday that officials in the church have stolen millions of dollars, gems and securities either from his 71-year-old father or from Hubbard's estate in the last 12 months. DeWolf, 48, of Carson City. Nev., is asking the ...
Nov 10, 1982 Scientology's status challenged in court — Australian Financial Review
Australian Financial Review
A VERY old and pure form of tax avoidance favoured by governments throughout the western world came before the High Court yesterday. The device is not available to individuals. First they must band together and become recognised as a religion, before they can take advantage of the tax exemptions which are provided by legislatures for religions, or religious organisations, or religious bodies. The case before the High Court concerned the Church of the New Faith, as it is known in Victoria, ...
Nov 1, 1982 Cults // "I read it in the Enquirer" — Cincinnati Magazine
Oct 22, 1982 The selling of a blockbuster // Scientology's Hubbard launches a sci-fi comeback — Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California) More: link
Los Angeles Herald Examiner (California)
At first glance, the double-page ad in Daily Variety looks much like all the other congratulatory messages that routinely appear Hollywood's trade press. "Our Dear Friend Has Done Again!" the headline proclaims. Then "He has given us another incredible reason to make a fuss over him!" It's on second glance — on recognizing "our dear friend" 's name and face — that you realize how different this ad is. Instead of praising the latest effort of some show-biz functionary, this one ...
Oct 19, 1982 Affidavit of Gerald Armstrong
Oct 2, 1982 What national event will happen on 5 October? — Los Angeles Times (California)
Sep 4, 1982 [Advertisement] Computer space jazz // The music of the future is here now — Los Angeles Times (California)
Aug 2, 1982 Scientology makes its move for an 'all-clear' — Mercury (Australia)
Scientology was recently legalised in Victoria.
Wayne Crawford reports on a bid by Bob Allsop (pictured), its community Affairs Director in that State, to clear obstacles to Scientology in Tasmania. A 20th century religious confessional aid — or a high-priced but primitive lie detector? Can it really register the screams of terror of tomatoes about to be assaulted with a knife, as was claimed by its inventor, L. Ron Hubbard, an American science fiction writer? Used correctly, is it a useful ... Aug 1, 1982 Commentary: A former member speaks out // Leaving Scientology -- Exit or detour? — The Advisor More: link
Whether or not one is a Scientologist has more to do with how one views oneself rather than with a designated status given by the organization. For to be a Scientologist is a personal statement of who you are and how you interact with the world around you. The degree of commitment is proportional to the magnitude of one's exposure to L. Ron Hubbard's (founder) philosophy and teaching, one's tenure as a contracted staff member in service to Scientology, and/or the ...
Jul 26, 1982 Constitution and general rules of the Church of Scientology Religious Education College More:
link Jul 21, 1982 Inside Scientology: Scientology responds to News-Herald articles — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California) More: link
News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
by Rev. August Murphy President Church of Scientology of San Francisco
(Editor's note: In its investigation of the Church of Scientology, the News-Herald has repeatedly attempted to interview members of the Church in order to present a balanced picture of the subject. Scientology officials from San Francisco met with the News-Herald ''briefly and provided a great deal of written information about the Church, but have refused to be interviewed on the record. Officials from the Scientology mission in Santa Rosa also ...
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