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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 19, 1982 A sect asunder? Scientology showing signs of schism — Kansas City Star
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 4, 1982 Oh, where, oh where has L. Ron Hubbard gone? — Flint Journal (Michigan)
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 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 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 ...
May 11, 1982 16 witnesses unlock sect's closed society — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The 16 witnesses who testified in Clearwater's public hearings on Church of Scientology activities provided the first-hand information city officials will use if they decide to design ordinances to regulate the sect. Boston attorney Michael Flynn, who gathered the witnesses, said he questioned them extensively about their Scientology experiences and people they knew in the sect. He confirmed that information through other witnesses and contacts inside the church, he said. If they had not been in the sect, Flynn said, "I'd ...
May 8, 1982 City of Clearwater 1982 Hearings - Church of Scientology: LaVenda Van Schaick
May 7, 1982 Sect founder's son thinks dad is dead — Clearwater Sun (Florida) More: link
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard said Thursday he thinks his father probably is dead, although "I have never seen his dead body or anything." Ronald Edward DeWolf, the eldest son of the Scientology recluse, told Clearwater city commissioners that changes in the letters he has received from his father "leads me to believe he just possibly, might be dead, but I just don't know." The letters, he said, began changing in 1975 "and more recently, some of the ...
Feb 1, 1982 How founder's son sees Church of Scientology [exact date, newspaper unkown]
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