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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 ... Aug 11, 1968 Dollar cult // Scientology 'sets an income record' — Sunday Mirror (UK) More: link
Sunday Mirror (UK)
A former "recruiting director" for the Church of Scientology in Britain claimed yesterday that their income had reached £30,000 a week. Art student Nick Robinson of Reading Berks, added: "The organisation has a graph showing weekly income at their headquarters, St Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex. Millionaire Mr. Robinson, 21, said he was the cult's recruiting director until April, when he was declared a "suppressive person." He added that the cult had more than 8,000 salesmen in Britain —- about 2,000 ...
Aug 1, 1968 Ethics officers in cult 'look after staff' — Evening News (Edinburgh) More: link
Evening News (Edinburgh)
We called at the Thistle Street Lane premises of Scientology last night and interviewed Mrs Judy Ziff, deputy director of Scientology's publications organisation in Edinburgh. The accommodation now occupied there by Scientology comprises former warehouse premises which a have been converted in about five weeks into extensive office accommodation, in which Scientology publications are redistributed to countries in many parts of the world. At 11.30 p.m., when we left, many members of the staff were still at work. We put a ...
Jul 27, 1968 Scientology prophet silent as 'orgs' dig in — The Scotsman (UK) More: link
The Scotsman (UK)
The main Edinburgh practitioner, it seems, is a Mr Ernest Saren, and at the appointments he produces a personality "graph" showing the questionnaire results on ten "personality dimensions" such as happy-depressed and capable-inhibited. The final column on the capacity analysis chart gives an I.Q. figure. Saren's qualifications for discussing people's problems on the basis of this questionnaire, according to a H.A.P.I. spokesman, are scientology qualifications only. One of those tested in the H.A.P.I. building this week, a 19-year-old apprentice who had ...
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