Mary Sue Hubbard (wife of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard) writes in a policy letter "all political activity is to be carried on via front groups." (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
Now 1974, things got a little warm. And I mean by that in the beginning of the year I was sent out on a "New Civilization" Tour. This was LRH's big push for the New Civilization on the planet and it was a tour to go around and promote this and recruit lots of people for the Orgs and for the Sea Org.
Now, I went with Arthur, Arthur Hubbard, and two musicians and Pat Gualteri and Hal Holmes and a communicator. And those - there were about 6 or 7 of us - and we went to, oh, ten or twelve different cities in the United States and Canada. However, the interesting thing about this tour - although it was very successful - we had 525 Sea Org recruits and about 150 Org recruits and about half those Sea Org recruits had to work at the Org to finish their contract first, but it was still a lot of recruitment. And that was in just three months. We were on this tour and some interesting things happened to show you that the enemy, although they are slow on the uptake, when they do see something to them that seems dangerous, they do take action on it.
Our event was a very powerful event, showing the decay of "modern" civilization and how a New Civilization could be made with Scientology. It was very aesthetic, well planned, and so on. At Washington DC, the event was tape-recorded by an agent - government - and he was spotted in the audience with a tape recorder and so on. He was the only one there with bad indicators. And he apparently gave this to his seniors.
Now, a couple of cities later, we find in Minneapolis that there was a threat to assassinate Arthur and myself by high-powered rifle, which we turned over to the GO at the time, and they provided some protection. This threat was actually called to the motel where we were staying and given to me by the manager.
And we got some protection there, and at the same location, we did the event that night anyway, and the psychiatry faction in town sent in two people that were designed to go crazy in the event and cause a big flap. And the GO guys were doing a good job there at that place and they caught them at the door and turned them away.
We went on to Vancouver, and in Vancouver the local psychiatrist there, who was one of the SMERSH guys, gave a teen-age gang, one of those leather-jacket gangs, about 25 guys, teenagers - gave them drugs and told them to go break up the meeting that this "phony Church" was having. 'It wasn't really a Church, it was trying to get off of people', and so on. 'Go break up the meeting and scare everybody' and 'run 'em out of there'.
And they did. As soon as the meeting started, the doors burst open, 25 guys ran in swinging motorcycle chains and yelling and screaming and so on like that. And I just did 'Bring Order!' , 'HCO Bring Order!, and 350 Scientologists got up and mobbed THEM ALL out the doors.
And then the GO guy there went out and talked with them, and the leader - and the leader was so shook up - he'd never had anything like that happen. He came back in and apologized to us and said this psychiatrist had given them drugs and told them to do it.
And the GO got all the data and the name and everything like that and the guys apologized and said that they didn't believe we were a Church, but they know we must be a Church now, because nobody would have that kind of togetherness in spirit to throw them all out of an auditorium. It was just FAST.
So we did that. And then this report went back to the ship and then LRH got a little bit concerned for Arthur's safety because the next place we were going was L.A. and it was presumed that since the gradient was increasing, there might be bombs or something like that planted in the auditorium. So the tour was called off at that point. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
Probably the best example of the vicious nature of these false reports is a document written by David Forsyth who was posted in the IRS intelligence branch. The report was written in 1974 and was an attempt to smear the Church internationally and wipe it out. At the time the report was written, the Church had coincidentally purchased a ranch in Mexico as a boarding school for the children of Sea Org members in Southern California. In other words, the ranch was occupied by 6 years olds! But, in Forsyth's report, he stated:
"A group of Scientologists is currently training in guerrilla warfare near the town of Uxtal on the Yucatan peninsula." (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
...In 1974, the IRS convened a meeting with all their top people. It was: "the Final Solution conference on Scientology."
We now have the minutes of that meeting which make it clear just how evil their motives were. IRS agents and lawyers sat around conspiring about how to deal with the Scientology problem. According to their own lawyers, it was impossible to distinguish Scientology from any other bona-fide religion. Scientology met all the criteria for a church and therefore qualified for IRS recognition. But, the IRS was not to give up so easily in one of their most shameless moments, they formulated this strategy: Redefine church so as to exclude Scientology.
You heard me right. Since we met the "definition of church", that wouldn't do for the IRS. So, they changed the definition - so we were no longer a church! If you ever doubted that the IRS' motives were anything but impure - this should settle the question for you. When they couldn't find anything wrong, they would just change the rules so we couldn't win. What was the effect of this? They issued special IRS revenue rulings that only applied to Scientology. They decided if they couldn't destroy the Church with a head-on attack, they would flank it by going after its parishioners. They would henceforth disallow all tax deductions for contributions to Churches of Scientology. In short - they would make it miserable to be in Scientology or support it in any way. In this manner they hoped to bankrupt the Church and - just for good measure - they initiated a new series of tax audits on the new mother church.
This final solution for Scientology had greater success than you may imagine. It began a steamroll through the rest of the 1970s and into the beginning of the 1980's. (David Miscavige's IAS speech, 8 October 1993)
There are quite some contradictory statements concerning the date of issue of GO 1361... three sources... three different dates (Quotes):
10. Immediately get an agent into DC IRS to obtain files on LRH, Scientology, etc. in the Chief Council's [sic] office, the Special Services staff, the intelligence division, Audit Division, and any other areas.
16. Collect data on the Justice Dept. Tax Division for the org board, the current terminals, and the people handling Scientology.
17. When the correct areas are isolated, infiltrate and get the files.
It also calls for the planting of "an agent, trustworthy and well grooved in, to infiltrate the IRS LA office" (target 2). That agent is "to obtain any files on LRH, Scientology", etc. from both the Intelligence Division (target 3) and the Audit Division (target 4) of the Los Angeles IRS Office. It also calls for the location (target 20) and infiltration (target 22) of the IRS office at the US Embassy in London, England in order to "obtain all documents" (target 22). Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, pp. 19-21 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Logically it must be "early 1974" because the GO starts working on it middle of 1974. (see: 1974, Summer)
Gerry Armstrong is in place as the Port Captain for the Apollo.
Michael Meisner is promoted to Assistant Guardian for Information, District of Columbia (A/GI DC) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Flag Order 3434 is issued, creating the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF). The Flag Order is written by Ken Urquhart, not by LRH, but refers to "The Commodore" having created the RPF. (SOURCE: Modern Management Technology Defined, Interview with Ken Urquhart for the book Bare Faced Messiah)
Anyone found to have a CI (a 'counter-intention' to his orders or wishes) was to be assigned to the RPF, along with all trouble-makers and back-sliders. 'I was shocked when I heard about it,' said Hana Eltringham. 'To me it was like setting up a penal colony within our midst.'
Since it was only necessary to incur the Commodore's disfavor to be assigned to the RPF, its numbers swelled rapidly. RPF inmates wore black boiler suits, were segregated from the rest of the crew and slept in an unventilated cargo hold on filthy mattresses that were due to be thrown out before the Commodore decided they would be suitable for his new unit. Seven hours' sleep were permitted, but there was no leisure time during the day and discipline was harsh. Meal breaks were brief and the RPF was obliged to eat whatever food was left from the crew meal.
'Things took a real downhill turn around that time,' said Gerry Armstrong, who was then the ship's port captain. 'He became much more paranoid and belligerent. He was convinced there were evil people on board with hidden evil intentions and he wanted to get them all in the RPF. The RPF was used as an incredible daily threat over everyone. If he could smell something cooking from the vents, whoever was the current vents engineer would be assigned to the RPF. If the cook burned his food - RPF. If a messenger complained about someone - RPF.
'His actions definitely became more bizarre after the motor-cycle accident. You could hear him throughout the ship screaming, shouting, ranting and raving day after day. He was always claiming that the cooks were trying to poison him and he began to smell odors everywhere. His clothes had to be washed in pure water thirteen times, using thirteen different buckets of clean water to rinse a shirt so he wouldn't smell detergent on it.
'At that time no one would have dared to think that the emperor had no clothes. He controlled our thoughts to such an extent that you couldn't think of leaving without thinking there was something wrong with you.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 321)
First Board Policy Letter (BPL) is issued, establishing those types of issues, and establishing Board Technical Bulletins (BTBs). This is in utter contradiction to long-standing policy on types of issues, and introduces a tremendous confusion as to Source. (LRH - The missing ten Months)
The Introspection Rundown released. (CofS)
An IRS internal memorandum dated February 4, 1974 orders that IRS policy in dealing with Scientologists' FOI requests "be less cooperative and do no more than is necessary." (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 90)
On February 14, 1974, the British Home Office opposed the Scientologists in their plea to take the alien ban restrictions to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The Home Office had argued that its view was so clearly right as to preclude the necessity of the case going to Luxembourg. "I am wholly unable to accept that contention", said Mr. Justice Pennycuick, who allowed the Scientologists to make a historical precedent by being the first British organization ever to refer a case to Luxembourg. (O. Garrison, Hidden Story of Scientology, pg. 232)
Assistant Guardian DC Duke Snider becomes Assistant Guardian for Information for the United States, relocating to Los Angeles (where Robert Vaughn Young is working). (LRH - The missing ten Months)
... the Commodore was more or less recovered from his accident by the time of his sixty-third birthday in March 1974 and the ship resumed its aimless wandering, this time on a triangular course between Portugal, Madeira and the Canaries. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 321)
GO 1087 LRH 6 March 1974
The following quote from "The Shadow War, Resistance in Europe, 1939-45" is of value in handling the existing scene. Psychiatrists urged these measures on Hitler and carried them out.
David Rockefeller is priding himself on having reduced US population to a decline and arrested the human population explosive by sterilization, abortion and other measures.
The Rockefellers financed the German beginnings of psychiatry.
Special attention is drawn to the last sentence in the quote as it confirms current strategic planning.
"In two speeches early in 1942 Hitler announced that the Jews would be annihilated. The method adopted was to construct gas chambers camouflaged as shower baths in certain camps in Poland – the main one was at Birkenau; to these were attached giant crematoria in which the bodies were burnt. The number of Jews rounded up all over Europe and carted to the ‘death camps’ is estimated at six million.
The death of the Jews was in no way necessary to ensure the victory of Nazi Germany; this hideous crime was entirely gratuitous. Its gigantic proportions were only realized after the war, though Polish Resistance had managed to contact certain deportees and pass information to its government in London. The warnings and threats issuing from the BBC made no difference to the murderer’s determination. With hindsight, however, it is clear that in the eyes of European Resistance this massacre more than anything else legitimized, indeed sanctified, their action". (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Church of Scientology of Manchester, England founded. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Sacramento, California founded. (CofS)
In May 1974, while the Apollo was berthed in the port of Cadiz, it became obvious that there was uneasiness concerning the ship in official quarters. The harbor master kept shifting the vessel from mooring to mooring.
A plausible explanation of this odd behavior by the Spanish authorities was provided by Senior E. de la Cruz, editor of the local daily newspaper, Diario de Cadiz. He told crew members of the Apollo that during the ship's earlier visit to the port, the U.S. consul in Cadiz had hinted that the vessel was linked to the CIA.
Hubbard applied to the US Navy for the war medals had been awarded but never won.
On 18 June, the Navy Department replied, enclosing the four routine medals awarded to former Lieutenant Lafayette R. Hubbard, US Naval Reserve. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 324)
Write-up of 1 May 1974
One trick used by professionals is, after the casing has been completed and the plan decided on, a series of cover stories are mocked up to cover each stage of the operation in the event that the operation is blown at any point. On occasion cover stories are mocked up to cover being caught in the act. It is sometimes to the advantage of the agent and the organization, if the police believe that the agent was actually breaking in for money or goods, rather than documents or files..
Tools and equipment have always been a problem to agents in any operation because the standard lock picking devices; crowbars; sledgehammers and hacksaws and standard items used for breaking into a place are easily recognized by the police. Therefore an agent will usually try instead to obtain a key to the place he wants to enter beforehand or find a method of entry that does not require the use of instruments and tools. As this is not always possible an agent will attempt to avoid detection by carrying his tools for as short a time as possible… or disguise the tools in some way …
Best way of preventing being caught at a later date is of course to ensure that no one finds out that anything ever happened in the first place. In other words copy the files and return them. Obviously gloves would also be used when the documents are copied and in the subsequent operation to return the documents.
Note from Mike McClaughry:
The above write up is instructions to Intelligence operatives on how to do Breaking & Entering, written under the guise of being information on how to defend the church from it. The author was Mo Budlong, DGI WW. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Church of Scientology of Denver, Colorado founded. (CofS)
Guardian Order 1206 of 22 June 1974
The Snow White Program
For the past year there has been a massive program in operation in the Guardian Office and on Flag. This program was written by the Commodore who called it "Snow White".
The purpose of the program is to trace back the attacks of the past 24 years to find and handle their SOURCE. Doing this will actually mean the running out of the 4th Dynamic engram spoken of by the Commodore in his 1967 Journal and in his "Welcome to the Sea Org" tapes.
In actual fact the Snow White Program has the HIGHEST PRIORITY OF ALL GO ACTIVITY. The reason for this is as follows:
In its day to day activities the Guardian Office handles hundreds of situations that might impede the forward progress of Scientology. It is a kind of outpoint/correct type of activity. However, the Snow White Program is going right to the source of most of the problems the GO is handling…
Let’s all get together on Snow White and push it through hard, hard, hard! It will open the doors wide for the full CLEARING OF THE PLANET.
For Mary Sue Hubbard
The Controller (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
The first Organization Executive Course volumes published. (CofS)
Cindy Raymond (Collections Officer in the US Information Bureau of the GO) in Los Angeles, California, sends a directive to Michael Meisner (Assistant Guardian for Information, Washington, DC) ordering him to recruit a loyal Scientologist to be placed as a covert agent at Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. The agent is to obtain employment with the Internal Revenue Service for the purpose of taking from that agency all documents which dealt with Scientology, including those concerning pending litigation initiated by Scientology against the United States Government. A number of Scientologists are interviewed as prospective agents. However, none are found to be suitable. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, p. 18 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Apollo Stars set up by LRH ... an idea to improve the Apollo's public relations by staging free concerts and dance performances for the local residents at her regular ports of call.
Quentin Hubbard (twenty), wanted to take part in dancing with the group but wasn't allowed. He attempted suicide, was recovered and sent to RFP. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 325)
The Apollo - CIA canard finally surfaced in the Spanish press in August 1974. A few months later, the ship was banned from. making a landfall anywhere in Spain.
The false rumor that the Apollo was a CIA ship spread around the Mediterranean area with the speed of sound. The Scientologists became about as popular in European ports as a skunk in a submarine.
In the Portuguese port of Setubal, the local populace, which had formerly welcomed the Apollo to their shores, now became so hostile and threatening that the ship was forced to abandon port. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 81)
Cindy Raymond, Collections Officer for GO US (also in Los Angeles), informs Michael Meisner that she has selected Gerald Wolfe to "infiltrate IRS." (There is absolutely no background given on Wolfe, where he came from, what his qualifications are, what his Scientology credentials are - nothing.) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Cindy Raymond is working for the United States Guardian’s Office Intelligence Bureau located in Los Angeles. To comply with the Snow White program, Cindy recruits Gerald Wolfe to infiltrate the IRS offices in Washington D.C. (Criminal Time Track: Issue III)
Gerald Bennett Wolfe is selected by Raymond to infiltrate the IRS on behalf of the Church of Scientology. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, p. 18 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Gerald Wolfe arrives in DC from LA for the express purpose of infiltrating IRS. (LRH - The missing ten Months)
On October 3, 1974, in the harbor of Funchal in the Portuguese island of Madeira, the Apollo was actually attacked by an angry mob of several hundred demonstrators who believed she was a CIA spy ship.
The enraged rioters stormed the wharf and tried to loosen the vessel from her moorings. They shoved cars and motorcycles belonging to the Apollo's crew off the dock, into the sea. They assaulted the vessel itself with stones and incendiary bombs, resulting in serious injuries to fifteen members of the ship's crew.
While the savage tumult was in progress, a contingent of the Portuguese army stood by and watched. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 82)
In October, 1974, she set sail for the United States. Her intended destination was Charleston, South Carolina.
En route, however, she made a stopover at St. George's island, Bermuda. The press coverage of her sojourn there, where a rock band from the ship staged a concert in conjunction with the local Department of Youth and Sports, apparently attracted the attention of DEA agents Frank Church and John R. Panetta.
...Agents Church and Panetta are believed to have placed a covert informant aboard the Apollo in Bermuda, to monitor the activities of everyone of the ship's company and to report on the vessel's future movements.
Informed by their spy aboard the Apollo that the ship's next port of call would be Charleston on October 30, 1974, the Justice Department alerted officials from various federal agencies to prepare a welcoming party to meet the vessel when she came in. They included agents from the Immigration Office, DEA, U.S. Customs, Coast Guard, and U.S. Marshals. The Charleston News -Courier of November 1, 1974 described the scene this way:
"There were enough U.S. Customs Service agents in Charleston Wednesday to keep each of the crew members of the vessel Apollo under surveillance for possible drug smuggling, according to an official source.
"The customs agents had gathered here from as far away as California to keep watch on the Apollo which was suspected of carrying large quantities of narcotics."
The drug smuggling charge made by the "official source" was typical of the kind of libel federal agencies have always found it easy to plant with a gullible and sensation-seeking press.
The principal objective of the federal team was to serve a subpoena on L. Ron Hubbard. The subpoena related to the church's civil tax case against the Government in Honolulu. The idea was for the Justice Department lawyers to interrogate Hubbard in a discovery process. It is quite possible also that the agents were prepared, under some legal technicality, to take Hubbard into custody.
The Apollo did appear off Charleston that morning, about 15 miles past the sea buoy. But when she was a little more than five miles from shore, she came about and sailed dead away from Charleston harbor. A report from the ship's radio said she was on course to Halifax, Novia Scotia, where parts needed for repairs would be available.
Who had tipped off the Apollo just in the nick of time?
That was what Special Agent Patrick O'Brien, the enraged supremo of the Government operation, was determined to find out. He assigned Special Agent Billy D. Tennyson, also of the Customs Service to conduct an investigation. From the long report made of that probe, it appears that a U.S. marshal in Honolulu goofed. He prematurely served the church attorney in Hawaii with a subpoena concerned with the proposed taking of Mr. Hubbard's deposition. The lawyer queried the Apollo just in time for the vessel to turn away and avoid the unpleasant circumstances awaiting her arrival in Charleston.
The good ship Apollo did not, as reported to her enemies, set her course for Halifax. Instead, she sailed directly to Freeport, in the Bahamas. During the next two months, the vessel plied between Freeport and Nassau without any unfriendly moves on the part of the Bahamian government. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 83/84)
The Vital Information Rundown released. (CofS)
Jim Dincalci is running a port office in Funchal, Madeira (which should be handling local Public Relations for the Apollo). The Apollo arrives there, and is subsequently driven out of the port by a mob that attacks the ship, believing it is a CIA operation. (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Monday, 07 October 1974: The Apollo pulls into port at Funchal, Madeira. Jim Dincalci (at some unknown point earlier) had been put ashore in Funchal to "run a port office." His very odd statement is: "It seemed to be common knowledge in Madeira that the ship was not what it was supposed to be and most people seemed to think it was a CIA spy ship. I had made friends on the island and had contacts in local Communist cells. The word was that the Communists were out to get the ship next time she arrived in Madeira. I sent telexes to LRH warning him what was happening and advising him not come to Madeira until things had calmed down. I was absolutely shocked to see the ship come into the harbor." (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 326)
Wednesday, 09 October 1974: While Mary Sue and several members of the crew are ashore in Funchal, Madeira, a small crowd of young men begins to gather on the quayside. Soon the crowd, growing all the time, begins chanting "C-I-A, C-I-A, C-I-A." A huge melee ensues, with rocks and bottles being thrown between the crew of the ship and the mob. The Apollo has to leave the dock, the crews' vehicles (cars and motorcycles) are pushed into the harbor by the mob, and authorities have to arrange a launch to rescue Mary Sue and her party and get them out to the Apollo. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 326)
CBR: Just to show you that '74 was a nice year for attacks, we went back to the ship. And in September of that year, or early October, was when the "Rock Festival" happened in Madera.
I say "Rock Festival". It's not a musical event. It was a war, actually. That was when the American Embassy had tipped off the local Communist Party there that the 'Apollo' was a CIA ship. Portugal had just gone through the throes of its revolution, so at the time it was very 'left wing'.
And the Communists formed a big mob with torches and stones and rocks and everything and they came down to burn the ship. About 250 of them. And we fought them off for two hours and finally the local maritime police showed up with machine guns and dispersed the mob after they had knocked the Harbor-Master nearly unconscious in front of our ship with a 'two by four'. And we took him on board, gave him First Aid and he called some tug-boats and took us out to anchor where we would be safe.
At that point, LRH said - there was also some guys of our crew chased with knives down the street and so on - but still, no one got hurt from our side. Well, two people got knocked out by rocks, but they just didn't stay down. But none of the family was hurt. LRH was not hurt. Mary Sue was not hurt. Nobody else was hurt.
And LRH decided then that it was time to leave this area. It was getting a little too bit agitated by these US Government people. When we traced back the lines it always came from the United States and that was when a guy named Henry Kissinger was the Secretary of State. The orders were coming from his office through the Embassies and CIA. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
CBR: Another time ... when we were in Madeira during the "Rock Festival" where the CIA had tried to get the communist party of Portugal to destroy our ship and bum it to the water-line. When this started I had seen them coming- a mob of 200 or 300 people with rocks and with Molotov Cocktails (gasoline in wine bottles) and I had pulled up the gangway and gotten everyone at what is called "Repelling Boarders" stations which means an evolution to stop unauthorized persons from getting aboard the ship. And I had informed Ron and he came out and gave me the direction of the defense against these people. They were throwing stones, bricks and burning Molotov cocktails on board and we had hoses to put out the fires and whenever they would try to climb aboard we would hit them on their hands with rubber hoses or anything we had available, and when they threw rocks on board, we would throw the rocks back at them. And we held them off for an hour and a half.
And it was very successful, not one of those guys got on board the ship. And Ron had coordinated it so that everyone not in the battle, (we were fighting using just the ships' crew), and so the admin people had to stay below deck so they wouldn't get hurt.
And he had come back out on the deck right in the middle of all this and started to take photographs of the ring leaders of the mob out on the dock, because there were certain "provocateurs" out there- urging all the other people to attack while they stayed in the back, And Ron was taking pictures of them for the evidence. Some of the people that were working for Ron in his own area kept saying: "Sir, get below, get below, it's dangerous!" The mob were throwing fire-bombs and rocks and everything at us, you know! And Ron said:"No, we've got to get the ring-leaders here, because this must be brought before the Portuguese government and these people must be brought to trial." We had also telephoned - using the ship's radio-telephone to the port police and they finally came with about 50 people in jeeps with machineguns and they finally got the mob to move away. So notice there, that this is supposed to be a man who is a "coward", who is not thinking "rationally". And yet he already had the future of this incident planned out of how to take these people to court. And he did and he won the suit. (Capt. Bill Robertson - Lecture about LRH)
Thursday, 10 October 1974: The Apollo leaves Madeira, leaving information with the harbor authorities in Funchal that she is heading for the Cape Verde Islands, 1500 miles to the south. She departs on a purposeful southerly course until she is out of sight. She then turns west, prompting the crew to speculate that the Commodore has decided to return to the United States. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 326)
Wednesday, 16 October 1974: The Apollo puts into St. George, on the northern tip of Bermuda, to refuel, and Hubbard announces to the crew that their next port of call will be Charleston, South Carolina.
When the Apollo is eight miles off Charleston, South Carolina, a coded radio message from "the Guardian's Office" warns the Commodore that the FBI are waiting on the dock to meet the ship. According to Hana Eltringham, Mary Sue is "adamant that we should not go ashore. She said he (LRH) would be indicted ten or fifteen times and it would be the end of him and she wasn't going have it." LRH calls his senior aides together and says he is going to send a signal to Charleston to say that the ship is heading north to pick up spare parts in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Instead, they are going to sail south, to the Caribbean.
The Apollo docks at Freeport in the Bahamas, while FBI agents allegedly wait in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the ship to arrive there. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 328)
CBR: And we decided to secretly just sail across the Atlantic and go into the Caribbean. We did that. We went to Bermuda, and at Bermuda there was a CIA local resident there who tipped off the - we were intending to go into Charleston, South Carolina first and land in the United States and go right in there and handle these guys - but the guy in Bermuda, the CIA agent, tipped off the United States that we were coming - the FBI and so on - and they had 163 agents lining the docks.
And we got warned about that by our port mission and some good GO guys that heard about the pretended 'arrest' - they were going to 'arrest' LRH and so on, on some of these tax cases because they knew he was coming to the United States in Charleston.
Some [government] guy was bragging about this in Hawaii and wasn't aware of the time difference or something or thought it already had happened. Our guy in Hawaii got on the telex, and he telexed somebody in England and England telexed back and they finally got the people down in Charleston and they called us on the radio and we turned around the ship at about 15 miles out from the port, right outside the 12 mile limit, and didn't go in there. So, 163 agents didn't have anything for breakfast, namely us.
And that's a well known story, too, and that was right after the "Rock Festival" in Madera. So let me tell you, we've seen a few of these things and the guys on the ship, the guys that worked with LRH, they're all good fighters.
So we went down to the Caribbean, through the Bahamas and so on. And finally the State Department of the United States with Kissinger at the wheel - you know Kissinger is one of the top SMERSH guys, as you know - a Public Relations man normally, although he opens his mouth a little bit too much most of the time - but he's one of the 'evil beings' on the planet.
He then started telexing his Embassies and so on in Barbados and Curacao, and what's the name of that place with all the oil and stuff there? Oh yeah - I've got it written right here - Oh yeah, I know what it is.... (CBR-debrief from 1982)
The referenced source weaves the following tale, as quoted, and begins by quoting Kima Douglas: "'While we were in the Bahamas, a story came out that the Swiss were going to change the tax laws in some way that would affect the money we held there. The old man went crazy. I heard him screaming and yelling and ran upstairs to find what was wrong. He was pacing up and down and shouting at the top of his voice, "Do you know what they're doing? Everything's gone. Gone! Gone! We're going to lose everything."' When he had calmed down a little, Kima suggested that perhaps the money should be moved. Three hours later, she was on a plane to Zurich, with two other Scientologists, carrying handwritten instructions from Hubbard authorizing the transfer of all his assets to a bank in Liechtenstein. When they arrived, they were taken down into the vault of the bank and shown the money. Kima Douglas, who thought she could no longer be surprised by anything in Scientology, was awestruck. 'Everyone's eyes widened. There was a stack, about four feet high and three feet wide, of dollars, marks and Swiss francs in high-denomination notes. I couldn't begin to guess how much was there, but it was certainly more than the three of us could carry.' It took nearly two weeks to make arrangements to move the cash to a bank in Liechtenstein and then the serial numbers--the first and last note of each bundle--had to be noted. When the mission returned to the Bahamas, Kima had to describe to the Commodore the exact size of the various piles of money. 'He was very pleased,' she said. 'He thought he'd outdone the Swiss.'" (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 329)
The government's version is: A few days before November 1, 1974, Don Alverzo, Deputy Information Branch I Director US, telephones Michael Meisner from Los Angeles, California, to say that he is coming to the District of Columbia to place an electronic bugging device in the Chief Counsel's conference room at the Internal Revenue Service where a major meeting concerning Scientology is going to be held. (Well, this entry certainly rings true. If you were going to bug the IRS's Chief Counsel's conference room, wouldn't you place a long distance telephone call on open lines to announce it in advance? Well, wouldn't you?) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
The government's version is: Michael Meisner meets Don Alverzo at the Guardian's Office located at 2125 S Street, Northwest, in the District of Columbia. Also present at this meeting are Mitchell Hermann and Bruce Ullman (Information Branch II Director DC). Alverzo shows Meisner the bugging device he has brought with him from Los Angeles - a multiple electric outlet containing a transmitting device. In the late afternoon, Meisner and Mitchell Hermann enter the main IRS building located at 1111 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, for the purpose of locating the conference room of the Chief Counsel's office where the meeting is to be held on November 1, 1974. (Why, sure, they just stroll right into the IRS building and snoop around. You believe it. You do. You are getting sleepy, sle-e-e-epy... .) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Mitchell Hermann enters the main IRS building in the morning, goes to the fourth-floor conference room where the meeting on Scientology is to be held, and places the bugging device (FM transmitter) in a wall socket. Hermann leaves the building and waits in a car with Don Alverzo and Carla Moxon (Assistant Guardian Communicator DC) and overhears and tapes the entire meeting over the FM radio of the car. Following the meeting, Hermann re-enters the building, removes the bug, and takes various papers, including the agenda for the meeting, which had been left by the participants. In the evening, Hermann meets with Meisner and describes what had taken place. (Because of other "pressing business," Meisner hadn't gone with them to the bugging.) (PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN! OR TO THE FACT THAT MITCHELL HERMANN IS ABLE TO GO ANYWHERE HE WANTS TO IN THE IRS BUILDING AND PLANT BUGS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM! OR TO THE INCORRECTLY-INCLUDED-MOXON! PAY NO ATTENTION!) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Michell Hermann, the GO's Information Branch I Director, plants a radio transmitting bug in the conference room of the IRS' Chief Counsel, where a confidential meeting is to be held concerning Scientology. The meeting is to discuss pending legal actions involving the various churches of Scientology and to establish general guidelines for determination of what constituted a "religious institution" entitled to exemption from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code. The entire meeting is recorded and transcribed by GO agents in a car outside the building. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, pp. 23-24 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
A telex is purportedly sent from AGI DC Michael Meisner to DGI US Duke Snider, via DG US Henning Heldt stating that Gerald Wolfe, the "FSM," has apparently passed the hiring freeze and that they "will know for sure" whether he has received employment by November 18 at the latest. A notation on the telex indicates that it was received on "11.11.74" at "2000" hours (8:00 p.m.). (How did Wolfe get past a hiring freeze? Inside help? There is no explanation for this. Another oddity: November 18 is the exact date that Wolfe is actually hired - according to the government's Stipulation of Evidence. But see also the next entry: a telex purportedly stating that Wolfe has "accepted employment" at IRS.) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
According to the Stipulation of Evidence, a telex is purportedly sent by DGI US Duke Snider to DGI WW Mo Budlong, "Re: GO 1361 Tar [target] 10," saying that despite the national hiring freeze defendant Gerald Wolfe has "accepted employment" at the IRS. (This is odd, because the same Stipulation of Evidence says that Gerald Wolfe got hired at IRS on 18 November. One of these "facts," or both, must be false. The language of the Stipulation is also odd: it says Wolfe "accepted employment," as though it were offered to him, yet there is purportedly a hiring freeze at IRS. It seems that it would say Wolfe was "accepted for employment." A further oddity is that a hiring freeze was violated to take Wolfe on - not as some high-powered specialist who would warrant violating the freeze, but as a clerk typist!) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
A telex received "15.11.74" (November 15, 1974) at "2000" hours (8:00 P.M.) is purportedly sent from Mo Budlong to Duke Snider, the DGI US, congratulating him on the placement of a covert agent [Gerald Wolfe] at IRS. (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Gerald Wolfe gets employed at the IRS as a clerk typist. (For some reason, IRS saw fit to violate its hiring freeze in order to take on...a clerk typist. Go figure. By the way, wonder why all the congratulations were flying back and forth before he actually got hired.) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Scientology agent Gerald Wolfe obtains employment at the IRS as a clerk typist. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, p. 18 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Gerald Wolfe is hired as a clerk by the IRS in Washington, D.C. For the next two years, he and Michael Meisner steal and copy IRS and Department of Justice files on Scientology. Many illegal acts were committed. Electronic intercepting of oral IRS communications, forging government passes, infiltrating the government, stealing records belonging to the IRS, Justice Department, and the US Attorney’s Office. (Criminal Time Track: Issue III)
CSC files a complaint against Internal Revenue Service, Donald C. Alexander (Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Department of the Treasury of the United States), and William Simon, Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, entitled, "Verified Complaint for Injunction Against the Unlawful Withholding of Records and for Order for Production of Records Pursuant to Section 552 of Title 5, United States Code, the Freedom of Information Act." CSC also files a motion for an order to show cause re: preliminary injunction to enjoin withholding of records and compel production of records, with supporting memorandum of points and authorities, and affidavit of the Reverend James C. Mulligan. (Uh, they just got Gerald Wolfe in place inside IRS to get them everything their hearts desire, and they file a COMPLAINT against the COMMISSIONER of IRS and the SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY! Why...oh, never mind.) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
"In late 1974 Gerald Armstrong became the ship's [Apollo's] intelligence officer, a position he held until he left the Apollo." (Bent Corydon: "Messiah or Madman,")
Writeup 2 December 1974
Obtaining property in a deceitful way is fraud. So using a cover and a false name to obtain property is fraud. Information is, however, not considered property. To stay inside the law, a professional will ask for a loan of files or documents, photostat, xerox or photograph these and return the original. In this case, the property -paper- has not been stolen or obtained by fraud even if the data has. The same holds true if a professional enters a building without permission and removes files or documents.
A professional avoids breaking and entering (B&E) as much as possible and uses this only as a last resort. When (and if) a professional does resort to B&E, he will use due thought and consideration. This whole subject is covered in detail in the writeup of 1 May 1974 Re: Security and Theft of Materials. This writeup covers how the real professional handles being caught in the act of stealing and how to handle the police.
When a professional is being questioned, he will remember carefully all those mannerisms on the part of the interrogators which are hostile to his person. If the professional has reason to believe that there is a danger to his person, this is an assault.
Under such circumstances, anything said can be later explained away as being said under duress and threat.
Depending on the circumstances a professional will attempt to get the person who’s questioning him to threaten him or even (very seldom) to strike him. A bruise which is visible will convince anyone that he, the professional, was under duress.
Note from Mike McClaughry:
The above write up is instructions to Intelligence operatives on how to do Breaking & Entering, written under the guise of being information on how to defend the church from it. The author was Mo Budlong, DGI WW. (Chronology of Policies and GOs concerning the attacks on Dianetics/Scientology)
Government version: Michael Meisner and Mitchell Hermann enter the IRS building and remain inside until sometime after 7:00 p.m. They then enter offices of the Exempt Organization Division on the seventh floor, remove from the building one file relating to Scientology, and take it to the Guardian's Office and photocopy it. The purpose is "to show Gerald Wolfe that documents can easily be taken from IRS offices." Meisner then calls Duke Snider in Los Angeles and tells him what he and Hermann have accomplished, what documents have been stolen. He tells Snider that this proves conclusively the ease with which documents can be taken from the IRS. (No exact date for this incident; just "During the first week of December 1974." The date almost HAS to be 2 December, which is a Monday. It can't be 1 December, which is a Sunday, and by Wednesday, 4 December, copies of whatever were taken are allegedly already in Los Angeles! If it was so easy for them to get documents, why did they need Wolfe employed there? Also, the entry for 4 December 1974 says Wolfe was with them on this trip; this just names Meisner and Hermann as going.) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Government version: Mitchell Hermann returns the file on Scientology - which he and Michael Meisner had stolen the day before - to the IRS files. (Ri-i-i-i-ght. Just strolled in, slipped it back into a filing cabinet, and strolled back out. The Stipulation of Evidence doesn't say ANYTHING about HOW Hermann did this; uh, he just, uh, DID - that's all! One small problem, though, is that according to the 4 December 1974 entry, he had to stroll in with a file that was at LEAST TEN INCHES THICK!) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
A telex purportedly is sent on December 4, 1974 at "2200" hours by DGI US Duke Snider to DGI WW Mo Budlong regarding "GO 1361 TAR 10." The telex informs Mr. Budlong that Snider has received "two shipments from DC...about ten inches" thick containing documents which "Mitchell Hermann, Gerald Wolfe and Michael Meisner" had stolen from the IRS. (The Stipulation of Evidence says only Hermann and Meisner - not Wolfe - had entered the IRS building, and they had only taken "one file" [see entry for 2 December 1974]. That file, then, had to have been AT LEAST TEN INCHES THICK - MAYBE EVEN TWENTY [depending on how you interpret the telex]! This means that on 3 December, Hermann had to just stroll back into the IRS building with a file TEN INCHES THICK, and unobtrusively put it back into the file cabinet from which it had been stolen! Right!) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Using fake passes, Hermann and Meisner illegally enter the Exempt Organization Division of the IRS and steal a file on Scientology, which they describe in a telex as "two shipments from DC . . . about ten inches" thick. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, p. 38 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
On December 13, 1974, officials of the Church of Scientology requested from the NSA, under provisions of the FOIA, any files maintained by that agency on the church or its founder. The NSA's Executive for Staff Services replied that the agency had neither established a file or record pertaining to Mr. L. Ron Hubbard or the Church of Scientology, nor transmitted information concerning either of them to the individuals or entities (i.e., other agencies) listed in their letter of request.
Six months later, during a legal discovery proceeding in a court action to force the CIA to release files that agency maintained on the church, CIA attorneys stated, "We have located documents provided to the CIA by the NSA."
It turned out that, in all, the NSA had provided its intelligence partner, the CIA, with 16 documents pertaining to the Church of Scientology. CIA said it was exempted from releasing them, on advice from NSA, the originating agency.
Confronted with this evidence, the NSA acknowledged that, on the basis of information received from CIA, it had found 15 of the documents in warehouse storage. However, said John R. Harney, NSA appeals authority, the agency was precluded by Title 18 U.S. C. 798 from providing information concerning classified communications intelligence activities.
Release of any record or portion thereof, declared the NSA, "would disclose information about the nature of NSA's activities including its functions."
...With respect to the agency's assertion that it had failed to find the 16 documents when first requested because there is no central index to its files, the court observed:
"Since NSA's prime mission is to acquire and disseminate information to the intelligence community, it seems odd that it is without some mechanism enabling location of materials of the type appellant asked for, particularly with identifying details as extensive as those furnished." (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 95)
Government version: "A few days prior to December 30, 1974," Gerald Wolfe allegedly enters the office of Barbara Bird in the main building of the IRS and takes from her files "many documents" related to Scientology. He photocopies them on a machine in the IRS Building, then returns the documents to Ms. Bird's office. (NOTE: Must be 27 December, as 28 and 29 December are Saturday and Sunday. Now, WHY does this one related incident of something being taken from Bird's office come AFTER Wolfe being admonished by Mitchell Hermann to "continue" taking documents from her office?) (LRH - The missing ten Months)
A memorandum from Michael Meisner to Cindy Raymond entitled "Raw Data Report Re: IRS-Charlotte Murphy Scientology File." It summarizes documents purportedly taken by Gerald Wolfe from the offices of Barbara Bird at the IRS. Meisner appends at least ninety-eight pages of documents taken from the IRS. (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Hermann orders Wolfe to obtain all documents related to Scientology from the IRS office of Barbara Bird, an attorney in Refund Litigation Service. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, p. 41(Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
As the growing collection of documents forced out of agency files under the Freedom of Information Act, began to reveal the incredible virulence and extent of the Government's conspiracy against the church, the Guardian's Office initiated a concerted effort to gain access to all the secret files amassed by federal agencies.
The church made more than 1,000 FOI requests, and filed 30 lawsuits against agencies which were withholding documents. By 1978, about 100,000 pages of material had been obtained through administrative action, and another 100,000 pages through litigation.
These were cross-indexed, filed and analyzed. The Rev. Kenneth J. Whitman, national spokesman for the church, said the documents accused the Scientologists of almost everything from gun-running, drug trafficking, white slavery, sex perversion, hypnotism, brainwashing, currency smuggling, Communism, and even murder.
"We had to study intelligence tactics to understand what had happened. Thousands of man-hours were consumed in this massive project.
"What we found was a systematic campaign of 'wellpoisoning' in more than 14 countries, from Australia in the early 1960's to France in the 70's. In every instance where our church was attacked abroad, we have documents which prove that malicious false reports, rumors, unproven allegations of crimes, and other dirt were disseminated by American agencies to foreign governments prior to any action taken against the church in those countries."
According to Whitman, a close examination and cataloging of the FOI documents obtained, revealed the following: 302 instances of false statements about the church or its founder; 117 infiltrations or attempted infiltrations by covert operatives; 171 instances of inciting tax agencies to act against the church; 173 instances of surveillance, including mail openings, telex monitoring; 322 instances of a government official ordering or approving a subordinate's actions against the church; and 32 cases of theft, seizure, or improper procurement of church property.
Church leaders filed a multi-million dollar damage suit for conspiracy against five of the agencies from whom the documents were obtained. Separate suits were also brought against the FBI and the U.S. State Department.
Officials in the church's Guardian Office were greatly concerned about what they estimated to be a half million more pages of documents still being withheld by federal agencies and a huge number of files outside the United States.
They reasoned that so long as the false information remained unchallenged and uncorrected in those files, the very survival of the church was threatened. The damage already done to the Scientology movement was incalculable.
CBR (no time given but must be close to the end of the Sea Project):
...Ron was looking over the side of the ship one time the Apollo - leaning on the rail, you know, just looking out, and I came up and leaned on the rail and said: "Good evening, sir, how's it going?" And we were out at sea and it was early night-time and you could see the stars out there, an over, very clear. And he said: "You know, Captain. I have a lot of work to do out there" (pointing to the stars). And he said: "I only have one problem." And he said: "This body" (pointing to his own body), and said: "It's become a symbol." He said, "I have to figure out some way, where I can go do my job out there and leave the body so that nobody would be too sad about the loss of a symbol". And I looked at him and I said: "Well, that's something I couldn't help you with, sir. I mean, I couldn't figure out how..." And I said, "But I understand it." And he said: "Yes, that's why I'm talking to you, you would understand it." But he said: "I'm not ready yet, but in a few years I will have to do it, because there are situations out there that I have to handle."
And it was shortly after that that he must have figured out exactly how to do it, because that's when the ships were sold, he moved into the US, made the technical films, the movies, the books that he wrote, and then he went off to do his job. (Capt. Bill Robertson - Lecture about LRH)
We were able to handle most of them because these countries are very small. We did get asked to leave a few ports and nobody could understand why, except it was some 'pressure' from the United States, they would "cut their foreign Aid" or something if they did (welcome us ).
We also captured some telexes directly from the State Department that gave these orders and these were used in a lawsuit that LRH asked to be brought against Kissinger, the State Department, and several other named Embassy and American consular officials. And it was filed in the United States. An 800 million dollar lawsuit against Henry Kissinger and other people in the State Department, who were in office at the time, by the way.
Now, the United States Government went through a whole series of convolutions to keep this a secret. It never appeared in the press. And this suit will become important in the next years, so just remember that.
That suit is now being pushed, pushed, pushed in 1975 through the courts in the United States, trying to get somebody to open it up, make it public, accept it, DO IT, see?
So anyway, we did a refit in Curacao and LRH decided to land in the United States anyway. See, he never gives up his intention. He couldn't land in the boat. He's now going to land all the crew there. They all went in separate airplanes, different times, different places. In all, we filtered in two or three hundred people, mostly the foreigners first, then LRH and MSH filtered in. Of course, they travel always on separate planes for security. And then the last part was to get the ship all cleaned out. Ready for sale. And he had a mission finding a hotel in the South. There was a good climate there so he could set up the Flag Land Base, because we were processing and training people on the ship at that time. But now we wanted to do it on shore where we could really expand.
And they found the FH and they bought that. Now the FH was bought in Clearwater, as you know, in 1975 and I did the cleaning job on it. It was nasty. After I had gotten the ship ready for sale and left it with a prize crew, we got the FH ready.
And at that time I became aware of something LRH was investigating in Clearwater, which was the fact that the Mafia was interested in having gambling in Florida, and when they did get this passed thru the legislature, (because it's illegal right now) - but when they did get open gambling passed thru the legislature, they had different towns selected out to be the head gambling places and Clearwater was one of them.
These Mafia-connected businessmen and so on in Clearwater wanted the Fort Harrison to be the first gambling casino in Clearwater. Therefore, they didn't want it to be sold to anybody that would keep it. And that is the source on the entire attacks on the Church in Clearwater. All they want to do is get us to move out of the Fort Harrison so they can have it for gambling when they pass the law in Florida, and that is the entire source of it. There's no other reason for those attacks. That is it. The businessmen stand to lose a lot of money unless they can sell that hotel to the Mafia. So LRH found this out in 1975 and the GO kept forgetting it all the way up until 1980, I haven't heard it mentioned then. But they could stop any attacks down there by just letting people know that this is what it really is. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
Peter Green: .. In 1975 or thereabouts, there was a program written by Jane Kember, ... and it concerned control of the U.S. Missions. It was a Guardian Order. Basically, the idea was that if the Churches were to be closed down by losing the IRS case or for any other reason, and the doors were padlocked, they could immediately open up the next day by taking over the Missions and setting them up as Orgs. To this end there were certain requirements; incorporation of the Missions having Herbie Parkhouse be on the Board of Directors; having G.O. people be signatories on the bank accounts and so forth.
But the program was, basically, control of the Missions, ... and there was a program written which was, first: Isolate (Ray) Kemp from LRH because he has personal comm lines to Ron. Secondly: Comm Ev him and then hold the findings over his head for ten years for good behaviour. And then I think the sequence was Bent Corydon, Ray Kemp, Carl Barney, Wood Shirrell, the major Mission Holders. Alan Walter, of course, was already in trouble.
And this was a secret program that surfaced after the FBI raid, was found under the Freedom of Information Act, and it's part of the papers that were in the FBI's 23,000 pages of documents or whatever. (Peter Green debrief, 23.6.1982)
Jacqueline Van Der Linde and others move in to Clearwater, Florida under the cover of a front group called “The United Churches of Florida”. Their real purpose is to establish the Flag Land Base there, which they do. Attacks from the Clearwater community result when they learn that the United Churches of Florida is a front for the Church of Scientology. During this time MSH has several flaps with Pat Broeker over financial matters and she busts him off of several posts. (Pat Broeker is a Sea Org member posted in CMO.) (Criminal Track)
Meade Emory, co-founder of Church of Spiritual Technology, which now owns all of L. Ron Hubbard's copyrights, and which has the power to seize all rights to all trademarks and Advanced Technology, is appointed by Donald C. Alexander as Assistant to the Commissioner of IRS. (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Wolfe steals thousands of documents, totalling some 10 feet in height, freom the offices of Barbara Bird and Lewis Hubbard of the Chief Counsel's Office and from the Chief Counsel's file room, as well as from other offices within the suite of offices comprising the Office of the Chief Counsel. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, p. 53
During 1975 & 1976, while Wolfe and Meisner were stealing IRS documents, Meade Emory is the Assistant to the Commissioner of the IRS. This is important because in 1982 Meade Emory is a co-founder of the Church of Spiritual Technology, which comes to own all of the Scientology copyrights after LRH’s death!(Criminal Track)
Early in 1975, when the Apollo visited Santo Domingo and Kingston, Jamaica enroute to the Dutch West Indies, crew members who went ashore found that the heartell CIA story was being bruited about in both ports.
It was not surprising, then, that when the Scientologists arrived in Curacao on February 27, the "shaft-alley wireless" had already spread the false report concerning the CIA "spy ship."
During March and April, the Apollo cruised among the island of the Antilles, encountering in each port the same whispered allegations concerning the covert purpose and CIA connection of the ship.
A U.S. Department of State memorandum noted that "the Apollo has shuttled between Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao like a circus train, carrying entertainers, musicians, theatre groups, etc., who also double as crew on deck, watch and kitchen duties. Groups from the Apollo have performed, without charge, up to three shows a day, in all sections of the islands."
Very suspicious - the kind of activity that, according to the U. S. Consul General, "has inspired speculation from the local business community and others concerning its [the Apollo's] real purpose for being in the N.A. [Netherlands Antilles] ... The secrecy, obvious liquidity and lack of visible support have spurred numerous rumors deducing Apollo as a CIA or Mafia cover, tax evasion scheme, currency manipulation center, etc."
To be sure, this list of suspicions sounds more like a concoction emanating from the U.S. Justice Department than from the Dutch business community, who couldn't care less about tax evasion and currency trading. Like their counterparts elsewhere, the Antilles merchants do not ask where their customers got their money - only whether they have enough cash to cover their purchases.
...The security forces, on the other hand, faced no such dilemma. The way was made straight for them by official information direct from the U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In an Airgram to Curacao and to virtually every other U.S. embassy in the Carribean, as well as, significantly, the Hague in Holland, the Secretary offered an unfavorable report about the church and the ship.
Soon after the Apollo's return to Trinidad, her captain was informed in a letter from the Minister of Legal Affairs in Barbados that no person from or in any way connected with the ship would forthwith be allowed into Barbados.
The following day, the Chief of Immigration in Trinidad ordered the vessel to leave Trinidad, an action which the U. S. embassy reported with satisfaction to the State Department in Washington.
There was still Curacao, the only remaining haven in the Caribbean still open to the Apollo. But not for long. Upon their arrival in Willemstad, the slandered voyagers learned that "someone from Interpol" had paid a visit to the newspaper, the local chief of immigration, and others, providing them with a report from far-off Australia, denouncing Scientology as evil, and its adherents "sadly deluded and often mentally ill."
That was all bad enough; but to be evil, sadly deluded, mentally ill and CIA operatives, was just too much.
Prime Minister Evertz demanded that the "ship of fools" be sent away from the sane and orderly shores of Curacao.
At about the same time, the government of Jamaica withdrew its permission for the Apollo to make a landfall anywhere around that paradise of rum, Calypso and infiltrating Cuban Communists. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 85-87)
Church of Scientology of Chicago, Illinois founded. (CofS)
Church of Scientology of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania founded. (CofS)
David Gaiman, met with Jean Nepote, Secretary General of INTERPOL. The purpose of that meeting was reports maintained by INTERPOL, regarding Church and Founder, which are false and based upon conjecture. (see: letter of RV Young below - 30.4.)
Robert Vaughn Young is in Washington, D.C., and sends a letter to Director of FBI Clarence M. Kelley, requesting a meeting.
Dear Mr. Kelley:
On March 26, 1975, a representative of the world wide offices of the Church of Scientology, David Gaiman, met with Jean Nepote, Secretary General of INTERPOL. The purpose of that meeting was reports maintained by INTERPOL, regarding our Church and Founder, which are false and based upon conjecture. Mr. Nepote was given documents to indicate their falsity in the hope that the matter which has enjoined our organizations could be quickly and easily terminated. It is in this same spirit that I am writing to you.
Mr. Nepote has promised to ask the appropriate national authorities in each country involved to authenticate the documents. In the United States, that will be the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
I have already met with James B. Clawson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, who is familiar not only with INTERPOL but with our request. It was he, in fact, who recommended the March 26 meeting. Therefore, I would like him to serve as the liaison to Mr. Nepote when the authentication is completed.
Since you can appreciate our desire to expedite this matter, I would like to meet with you this Monday, May 5th, at about 2 p.m. to present the documents in question. ... (SOURCE: "Files of the FBI," #303, posted on the internet)
"Project Horn" is devised by Greg Willardson (Deputy Deputy Guardian for Information) and the order to implement it given to Meisner. Its aim is to "provide a cover for PR [Public Relations] and legal for the way they obtained IRS docs." This project further implements Guardian Order 1361, Target 6, which already provides for the creation or a "suitable cover" to disguise the true manner in which stolen documents have been obtained from the IRS so that the Public Relations Bureau can use them without fear of being connected to the thefts.
Meisner is ordered to steal documents concerning organizations other than Scientology. Thus, whenever any stolen IRS documents are later released, those other organizations will also be perceived as having received them and their publication will not point to the Church of Scientology alone. Additionally, the project orders the theft of IRS stationery so it might be used by the GO to draft false letters from a fictitious IRS employee disgruntled with the organization. Wolfe is tasked with the actual thefts and accomplishes them successfully. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, pp. 48-49
Willardson requests the Guardian's Office World-Wide to approve an additional expenditure of funds for the excerption, xeroxing and cross-filing of 15,000 documents stolen from the IRS. This is so that Mary Sue Hubbard and other senior GO personnel can be advised "as fast as possible as to the IRS's intentions in regards to the Church during the ongoing IRS tax exemption negotiations." The letter adds that "[t]his was a valuable action in that it resulted in a more real estimate as to the IRS scene than was visible [sic] from the Legal viewpoint." Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, pp. 55-56
Mary Sue Hubbard writes a letter to her deputy, Jane Kember, on Scientology's "IRS Strategy". It states:
Our overall strategy with the IRS shall be as follows:
To use any method at our disposal to win the battle and gain our non-profit status.
To buy all the time we can in terms of years ... So we work to win, but also to delay as time works on our side, not theirs ... Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, pp. 65-66 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Pam Kemp, LRH's old friend from Saint Hill days, arrives at the Apollo for courses. She is shocked to see how much he has aged. "I saw this figure coming on board in a big hat and red-lined Navy Cloak and I thought if I'm not mistaken that's LRH, although he was very slow and old looking. I went up to him and said, 'Hi, Ron.' He looked through me like he didn't know who I was. I thought maybe he was a little deaf so I went around another way and as he was coming towards me I said, 'Hi, Ron. How are you?' He didn't recognize me, didn't know who I was. I thought, how weird. Later I discovered he probably didn't see me properly because he needed glasses, but would never wear them." (LRH - The missing ten Months)
Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary published. (CofS)
The GO gets wind of a major financial audit to be made by the IRS of the Church of Scientology of California. Accordingly, the GO decides to obtain as much inside information as possible on the IRS' "line of attack". Meisner devises "Project Beetle Cleanup" for obtaining "all DC IRS files on LRH, Scientology, etc., in the Intelligence section, OIO [Office or International Operations], and SSS [Special Services Staff]".
The project proposes the placement of "FSMs" (Field Staff members, or agents) in the "required areas or good access developed", and further that "Pitts" (the code name for Nancy Douglass - a GO agent who had infiltrated the Drug Enforcement Agency) and "Silver" (Wolfe) attempt to obtain employment at the Internal Revenue Service Intelligence Division and Office of International Operations respectively. Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, pp.70-71 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
The Church of Scientology brings a Freedom of Information Act suit against the IRS. Raymond orders Meisner to obtain information from the office of Charles Zuravin, the IRS attorney who would be defending the FOI case. This establishes a pattern: Scientology systematically sues the IRS and other Federal agencies, then penetrates the agencies' attornies' offices to steal the papers which Scientology was trying to access through FOI in the first place. Ref: "A Piece of Blue Sky", Jon Atack (1992), p. 233 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
LRH reportedly suffers a minor stroke while the ship is in harbor in Curacao. He is rushed (by Kima Douglas) to the local hospital, kept in intensive care for two days and then transferred to a private room, where he stays for three weeks. (SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 19--Kima Douglas testimony)
Frankie Freedman, ... had been scouring South Carolina, Georgia and Florida for a property with a security perimeter which could be used as a staging-post until a permanent land base was established. His 'shore story' was that he was a representative of a phoney corporation - Southern Land Sales and Development - which was looking to lease properties for church-organized retreats.
Early in August 1975, Freedman found a run-down motel, the Neptune, on the shore at Daytona Beach in Florida. He contacted the owner, presented his Southern Land Development business card, and offered to rent the entire motel for three months. They agreed on a figure of $50,000. Two days later, Mark Schecter arrived with the money in a suitcase.
In his cabana at the Hilton in Curaçao, Hubbard summoned Dincalci, and told him: 'We're going to leave the ship. Get some money, go to Daytona Beach and find me a place close to the Neptune motel. They have those condomiums all over the place - pick up one of them.'
On board the Apollo, it was by this time common knowledge that the Commodore was planning to return to the United States. Sea Org officers were already making plans to get the crew ashore in small
groups through the international airports at Miami, Washington DC and New York so as not to alert federal agencies to what was happening. Non US-citizens were provided with return tickets and told to enter the United States as tourists. The ship was to be left at Freeport in the Bahamas with a skeleton crew until she could be sold.
Hubbard, meanwhile, slipped out of Curaçao on a direct flight to Orlando, Florida, accompanied by Mary Sue and Kima Douglas. They were driven to Daytona Beach, where Jim Dincalci had rented adjoining suites in a modern seafront hotel a couple of hundred yards down the road from the Neptune motel. Within a few days, the first Sea Org personnel began moving into the Neptune. None if them was supposed to know the Commodore was living just down the road.
Hubbard seemed in good spirits in Daytona and his health was much improved. 'He was really happy, was eating well and didn't curse so much,' said Dincalci. 'I guess it was the first time he'd been able to put himself out and about. There were things to do and people to see. He went out and bought some cars for the org - a couple of Matadors and a Chevy station wagon - and he enjoyed doing that; he liked wheeling and dealing. He liked the fact that he could see the org from where we were, but that no one knew we were there. ...' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 333/334)
Gerald Armstrong is in the Intelligence Bureau [now called the Information Bureau] of the Guardian's Office. In Armstrong's own words: "...After the ship operation moved ashore in Florida, I was posted in the Guardian's Office (GO) Intelligence Bureau connected to Hubbard's Personal Office." (SOURCE: Declaration of Gerald Armstrong, filed in the United States, District Court for the Northern District of California, in RTC v. Grady Ward, No. C-96-20207 RMW; RTC v. Keith Henson, No. C-96-20271 RMW; and RTC v. Dennis Erlich, et. al, No. C-95-20091 RMW; also, a text file: "corydon.txt," a version of Bent Corydon's book, "Messiah or Madman," as found on the Internet)
The Flag Service Organization moves ashore to temporary quarters in Daytona Beach, Florida retiring the flagship Apollo. (CofS)
... a perfect location was found for a permanent land base, on the other side of the Florida panhandle.
Southern Land pay the $2.3 million purchase price in cash... A few days later, Southern Land also bought the old Bank of Clearwater building, not far from the Fort Harrison, for $550,000, also in cash.
Reporters on the two local newspapers, the Clearwater Sun and the St Petersburg Times, naturally began making routine inquiries about Southern Land's intentions and were surprised to discover there were no records anywhere of a Southern Land Sales and Development Corporation. Then a middle-aged man wearing, it was reported, a 'green jump-suit', arrived in Clearwater and announced that an organization called United Churches of Florida had leased both buildings for ecumenical meetings and seminars. This failed to clear up the mystery, because there were no records of United Churches, either. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 335)
'REVIEW OF AVAILABLE INFO REGARDING OVERSEAS ACTIVITIES CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY REVEALS ONLY THAT ITS FOUNDER L. RON HUBBARD IS ECCENTRIC MILLIONAIRE WHO HAS BEEN EXPELLED FROM RESIDENCE IN SEVERAL COUNTRIES BECAUSE OF HIS ODD ACTIVITIES AND BEHAVIOUR. HE IS OWNER OF SEVERAL SHIPS WHOSE APPEARANCE IN PORTS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF WORLD HAVE STIMULATED QUERIES.. . FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTS ASKING INFO RE VESSELS MISSION AND CREW. RESPONSES INDICATE WE KNOW VERY LITTLE...' (Outgoing signal from CIA headquarters, Langley, Virginia, 16 October 1975)
The referenced source (BFM) claims that LRH approves "a Guardian's Office proposal to infiltrate agents into the US Attorney's offices in Washington DC and Los Angeles with the specific task of providing an early warning of any legal moves against him." The source is referring to GO Order 261175, with an issuance date of 26 November 1975. The source says this GO Order is called "Program LRH Security," and quotes its "first priorty" as being: "Maintain an alerting Early Warning System throughout the GO N/W [Guardian's Office network] so that any situation concerning govts or courts by reason of suits is known in adequate time to take defensive actions to suddenly raise the level on LRH personal security very high." (SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 20)
An undated internal memo (most likely 1975) states that the desire is to "proof ourselves against any potential threat by taking control of key points in the Clearwater area." (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
Operation China memo is part of a plan to take over the Clearwater Sun newspaper. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
Instituto de Filosofía Aplicada, A.C., Durango, Mexico City founded. (IFAD) (CofS)
A November 22 "Operation Goldmine" memo admits that United Churches of Florida is a Scientology front, and L. Ron Hubbard is directly involved. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
...Guardian's Office proposal to infiltrate agents into the US Attorney's offices in Washington DC and Los Angeles with the specific task of providing an early warning of any legal moves against LRH. ... first priority of 'Program LRH Security' as 'Maintain an alerting Early Warning System throughout the GO N/W [Guardian's Office network] so that any situation concerning govts or courts by reason of suits is known in adequate time to take defensive actions to suddenly raise the level on LRH personal security very high.' (GO Order 261175, 26 Nov 1975, Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 336)
Project "Power" issued in December outlining plans to take control of 'key points in the Clearwater area'.
'The overall plan is to locate opinion leaders - then, their enemies, the dirt, scandal, vested interest, crime of the enemies (with overt data as much as possible). Then turn this over to UC [United Churches] who will approach the opinion leader and get his agreement to look into a specific subject (which will lead to the enemies' crimes). UC then "discovers" the scandal, etc, and turns it over to the opinion leader for his use. Ops [operations] can be done as a follow up to remove or restrain the enemy.' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 337, referring to St Petersburg Times, 9 Jan 1980)
L. Ron Hubbard orders the Guardian's Office to establish an "Early Warning System" to alert him of any moves by US Federal and State authorities against Hubbard personally. This is to be achieved through the planting of agents in dozens of different official bodies. The Assistant Guardian for Information (i.e. intelligence) in Washington, DC is ordered to "Place a separate agent into the IRS Office of International Organizations (OIO) (as this office has a case preparation or investigative action going on LRH personally for income tax evasion or something similar)." Ref: Guardian Order 158, 5 Dec 1975 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Frankie Freedman found four empty apartments in a condominium complex called King Arthur's Court in Dunedin, a small town on the coast about five miles north of Clearwater. Hubbard and Mary Sue, accompanied by a discreet entourage of messengers and aides, moved in on 5 December 1975. That location, too, was supposed to remain a closely-guarded secret.
Hubbard planned to insinuate himself into Clearwater society by posing as a photographer with an interest in taking scenic pictures for the tourist industry. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 336)
Flag Land Base established when the Flag Bureau and the Flag Service Organization moved from the flagship Apollo to the Fort Harrison Hotel and Clearwater Building in Clearwater, Florida. Here, the Flag Service Organization provides services to Scientologists from all over the world. (CofS)
CBR: Anyway, 1976 now, we move along. The Flag Land Base was set up. I did the post of CO FSO, I did some missions out to PAC area, I got appointed CS-1. LRH, meanwhile, had not moved into the Flag Land Base, because of this attack scene going on down there at the time from the local Clearwater Mafia. He lived nearby, in a small town nearby, and then he moved to California with a small staff in 1976. Whereupon, he started writing the movies, the films, the tech films, and so on like that. And he wanted a good place to do that, and that was his job there, to get those films produced, to keep the Tech standard. Started it out in 1976.
Now I did the CS-1 post, found out a lot about Ethics and Justice in the United States at that time which was in very poor shape. I could tell you some horror stories from that but you've probably heard them all anyway. I tried to get Justice and equitable Ethics going in, fairness, and truth, and was getting pretty successful at it. I had a lot of people writing to me and trying to get things done and I did them; I got the Review Comm-Evs and got evidence pulled out and found out who the real bad guys were, and everything. And I think I did pretty well on that post. And I was fully hatted for it, by the way, A to I.
And then I went on my annual leave, and when I came back, they needed me on the CS-E post. So I took the CS-E post because that was the big flap at that time. I always have to go where the flaps are, you know, and got on the CS-E post and I was on that late 1976 and early 1977. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
Peter Green: Ok, in 1976 the Kemps had their Mission in Orange County, a Tustin Mission, taken away from them by Henning Heldt complying with this order and they tried to get justice on standard Scientology lines and had considerable problems. Their petitions to LRH (to try to reclaim the building, about a $2.5 million building, plus their Mission and their mest and their back salary, and so forth, which had been illegally stolen from them) were never passed through. They were found, subsequently, in the FBI documents. (Peter Green debrief, 23.6.1982)
United Churches of Florida admits its connection to Scientology. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
Scientologists release a "fact sheet" on Mayor Cazares and his wife, accusing them of all manner of business and personal crimes; try to discredit him with rumors pertaining to his sex life, and attempt to frame him in a hit-and-run accident. (Brief History of Scientology in Clearwater)
Bent Corydon had Riverside Mission, which was one of the biggest in the world with 150 staff, stolen from him, largely at the instigation of John Woodruff. And Bent can tell his own story if you are interested.
Then Phil Spickler, old-timer, was fined by John Woodruff who, at that time, was the Deputy or the Franchise Officer U.S. operating out of the Kemp's old Mission in Orange County. And Phil Spickler was fined, I think, $25,000 because he was not charging full rates for auditing. And so John computed what the income would have been if he had charged full rates and then fined him $25,000 for arrears of tithes that would have been paid if he hadn't cut his prices. Phil Spickler's wife sold their house, they paid the bill and he quit his Mission. (Peter Green debrief, 23.6.1982)
The Guardian's Office discovered that local newspapers were moving closer to discovering the real identity of United Churches. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 338)
On 28 January 1976, the 'Reverend' Arthur J Maren, a striking figure with an Old Testament beard, arrived in Clearwater from Los Angeles to announce at a news conference that the Church of Scientology were the owners of the Fort Harrison Hotel and the Bank of Clearwater building. Its involvement had not previously been revealed only out of an altruistic desire to avoid overshadowing the work of its subsidiary organization, United Churches. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 338)
... five hundred citizens attended an open day at the Fort Harrison Hotel to view the renovation work that had already been completed. Maren reassured those present that there was nothing to fear from Scientology.
Next day, the Church of Scientology filed a $1 million lawsuit against Mayor Gabriel Cazares, accusing him of libel, slander and violation of the church's civil rights. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 338)
LRH reportedly gives away his identity to a tailor in Tarpon Springs, Florida, then has to flee from Dunedin. He takes Kima Douglas and her husband, Mike Douglas, leaving MSH behind in Dunedin. They drive north, toward New York, but at some point around New Jersey the decision is made to turn around and go to Washington, D.C. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 339)
Kima found a comfortable brownstone on Q Street in Georgetown, only nine or ten blocks from the Washington org...
Telex communications were set up and the usual retinue of messengers and aides moved in, including Jim Dincalci, who drove up from Florida towing a U-Haul trailer loaded with the Commodore's personal possessions and private papers. Daily reports began arriving from Mary Sue, many of them detailing the activities of Operation Snow White. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 339)
Here are two accounts of a "hit-and-run" scam allegedly run on Mayor Cazares of Clearwater. The first account is from "Bare Faced Messiah": "Rock Creek Park was...the chosen venue for a fake hit-and-run accident which the Guardian's Office set up in an attempt to end the political career of the troublesome mayor of Clearwater. Gabriel Cazares...would be attending the national mayors' conference in Washington from 13-17 March and the Guardian's Office made hasty plans to give him a welcome.
A Scientologist posing as a Washington reporter sought an interview with Cazares and introduced him to a friend, Sharon Thomas, who offered to show the mayor the sights of Washington. Miss Thomas was, of course, working for the Guardian's Office. Driving with the mayor through scenic Rock Creek Park, she temporarily lost control of her car and ran into a pedestrian, who crumpled dramatically. To the mayor's horror, Miss Thomas accelerated away without stopping, leaving the injured man lying on the road.
"A Guardian's Office memo the following day discussed ways of using the accident to discredit Cazares and concluded: 'I should think the mayor's political days are at an end.' Curiously Cazares was also on the Commodore's mind. On the very same day, Hubbard scrawled a note to the GO: 'Cazares - is there still some possibility the Cubans in Miami might get the idea he is pro-Castro?'
"The 'victim' of the hit-and-run accident was a young man called Michael Meisner, a Scientologist since 1970. Meisner was the key figure in Operation Snow White: he was 'running' all the GO agents who had been infiltrated into government agencies in Washington, had personally taken part in several burglaries at the Department of Justice and organized the copying of tens of thousands of secret government files."
The book "Religion, Inc." tells the story this way: "The darkest operation yet was mounted in March 1976 when the Mayor [Cazares] went to Washington for a national conference of mayors. He was met by Joseph Alesi posing as a reporter and was introduced to Sharon Thomas who offered to show him Washington. As Cazares and Thomas were driving along, she hit a pedestrian (Church of Scientology agent Mike Meisner who feigned injury) and drove on. Following the hit-and-run 'accident', a church memo gleefully recorded 'I should think the Mayor's political days are at an end'" (SOURCE: Bare Faced Messiah, Chapter 20; Book: Religion, Inc.)
L. Ron Hubbard established Universal Media Productions in Clearwater, Florida, to produce Scientology films. (CofS)
In March, gift shop owners in the Ft. Harrison Hotel sue the church because the public is no longer allowed into the hotel, they phones, burglar alarm, and air conditioning are shut off. (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
A March internal church memo lists areas Scientology wants to infiltrate - the St. Petersburg Times, the mayor, channel 13, "Snyder", Florida attrorney general, and Florida state attorney (Russell). (Brief overview of Scientology's interaction with Clearwater Florida)
U.S. Directorate Secretary World-Wide Michael Taylor informs Greg Willardson, that the IRS London targets have been "handled." Ref: Stipulation of Evidence, United States of America vs Mary Sue Hubbard et al, Oct 1979, p. 21 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
Now, in 1976, the first document we have here is an Eval issued by Diana Hubbard Horwich (who was then CS-6) on data received from the Guardian World Wide and the Deputy Guardian Finance World Wide, in other words, Jane Kember and Herbie Parkhouse. And that is Aide's Order number 176-2, 5 March 1976, Flag only, Senior Execs and G.O. W.W. Confidential, Franchise Network.
The situation: An individuated Network of Missions who are not forwarding public up the Bridge, and instead are implicated in unusual deals with orgs and milking public for their money, etc.
It is a total outpoint eval, and extremely false. It turns all plus-points of the Missions into out-points and all out-points of the Orgs into plus-points, as you can see by reading it: Data-- the Guardians Office, particularly the Guardian World Wide and Deputy Guardian Finance World Wide (Kember and Parkhouse), have been doing a commendable job of data collection. Also, an Obs Mission from Flag to Franchise Office World Wide was sent. This has resulted in a great abundance of data. The major points of analysis are......
This eval was issued by Lieutenant Commander D.H. Horwich CS-6, approved by CS-6 Action Aide, and the authority for it is SH verification D.M., which is presumably, David Miscavige. The issue is DHH, MI, AD, MSH, Mary Sue Hubbard, for the Board of Directors.
I won't go into what it says because you can read that. As a result of this, a mission was put into training: J.C. Hughes and John Woodruff were sent to World Wide. Mike Davidson, who was a Kha-khan who had been making the Missions' stats go up for 9 consecutive years, had expanded the Mission Network to a point where it accounted for, as early as 1968, 60% of World Wide's Gross Income. He built the Franchise Network to be a major contributing part that was supporting the G.O. That was from where the funding for the G.O. came: from the tithes from the Missions. And Mike Davidson was summarily removed and thrown in the Estates Project Force, then targeted by Jane Kember who succeeded in doing him in. (Peter Green debrief, 23.6.1982)
'I don't think I will ever regret making my discoveries public. My sole purpose was to serve and give man the knowledge I had . . . I've never looked to quarrel with anybody.' (First statement to the press by L. Ron Hubbard for five years, read by Diana Hubbard at a reception in Quebec, to launch a new edition of Dianetics, 28 April 1976.)
Meisner and Wolfe are caught by the FBI after a security guard at the US Courthouse becomes suspicious of their (forged) IRS credentials. Meisner escapes and is hidden from the FBI by the GO, but eventually turns himself in. Ref: "A Piece of Blue Sky", Jon Atack (1992), p. 237 (Timeline of Scientology versus the IRS)
... And what happened was that this guy Michael Meisner was the one that proposed the break-in. He was the AG Washington. Now, the funny thing is that two people in Washington at the time when he proposed that - before it was even done, before it was accepted - KNEW and had evidence that he was a government agent. Those two people were Bill Franks and Lynn Murphy.
Now, those two people wrote up reports on separate lines - 'cause Franks was Sea Org and Lynn was GO - they wrote up reports on separate lines to Mary Sue to tell her that Michael Meisner is a Government agent and he should be gotten out of here. He's not a GO guy. He doesn't think like us. He doesn't act like us. He has connections to the Government, he is trying to get the Church in trouble, etc, etc, etc.
In other words, they EXPOSED him. They sent the things up the line. Jimmy Mulligan stopped these communications from going to Mary Sue. They did not go to Mary Sue. He ordered, through the connections he had to the Sea Org, from his mysterious GO post of Controller's Committee, that Bill Franks be removed from Washington Org and Comm-Eved and RPF'd: and he was. And that Lynn Murphy be brought back to PAC and Comm-Eved and RPF'd; and she was. And she was also kicked out of the GO. And they were so spinny, they didn't even realize what it was for. But it wasn't for any of their stats or anything. It was just the fact that they had tried to expose a plant. (CBR-debrief from 1982)
"In the brownstone on Q Street, an agitated Hubbard showed Kima Douglas a telex from Mary Sue and asked, 'What am I going to do about this?' 'The essence of the report,' said Kima, 'was that they had caught the man who had been getting all this great information for us from the tax files.' Although no arrests had yet been made, Hubbard surmised, correctly, that there was trouble in store. His instinct, once again, was to flee."Next day, in the brownstone on Q Street, an agitated Hubbard showed Kima Douglas a telex from Mary Sue and asked, 'What am I going to do about this?' 'The essence of the report,' said Kima, 'was that they had caught the man who had been getting all this great information for us from the tax files.' Although no arrests had yet been made, Hubbard surmised, correctly, that there was trouble in store. His instinct, once again, was to flee.
On the following morning, Kima Douglas checked in at National Airport with her elderly "father", for a flight to Los Angeles. ... At LAX, they were met by a limousine and driven to Overland Avenue in Culver City, where Gerry Armstrong had rented four adjoining apartments.
Armstrong had already set up a telex link before the Commodore arrived. Special decoder equipment was installed to provide direct secure communications with Clearwater and the Guardian's Office in Los Angeles... (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 342)
In Culver City , Gerald Armstrong reportedly gets into an argument with Mary Sue Hubbard's communicator (secretary) after which LRH deems Armstrong a "security risk" and has him "removed from the property and locked up and guarded for three weeks in the Scientology intelligence office [GO] in Los Angeles." (SOURCE: Text file: "corydon.txt," a version of Bent Corydon's book,"Messiah or Madman,")
(after Wolfe/Meissner were caught)
Department of Justice sources allege that during the next full year, the church's Guardian Office in Los Angeles held Meisner a virtual prisoner, while various plans were made and abandoned, to provide him with a cover-story for his covert activities in Washington.
The facts which I have been able to verify, and the manner of Meisner's eventual departure from Los Angeles, however, do not square with this charge. Meisner may have been restrained by persuasion or threat of the consequences of defection, but there is evidence to support the claim that, for a time at least, he was as eager as anyone else to find some means of avoiding arrest and prosecution for his clandestine activities in the Capital. (O.ﾠGarrison, Playing Dirty, pg. 114)
The technical bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology released in published books for the first time. (CofS)
International Prayer Day, the Church’s first International Conference for World Peace and Social Reform, was held in Anaheim, California, attended by 10,000 church members from around the world. (CofS)
Ranch purchased in the desert at La Quinta, on the east side of the San Jacinto Mountains.
The Hubbards moved in at the beginning of October 1976 and began to enjoy a new life of tranquility on their ranch in the desert. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 343)
Quentin had been found in Las Vegas at 0832 hours on 28 October, slumped over the steering-wheel of a white Pontiac parked off Sunset Road alongside the perimeter fence of McCarran Airport at the end of the north-south runway. All the car windows were rolled up and a white vacuum cleaner tube led from the passenger's vent window to the exhaust tail pipe. Tissue papers had been stuffed into the window opening around the tube and the car's engine was still running.
Officer Bruns of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was first on the scene. He wrenched open both the car doors and ascertained that the young man inside was still alive, though unconscious, probably because the tube had fallen off the tail pipe. He carried no identification of any kind and there were no licence plates on the car. There was nothing in the car but a Grundig portable radio, a black tote bag containing miscellaneous clothing and an open, partly consumed, bottle of tequila. 'The vehicle appeared as though the subject might have been sleeping in it,' the police report noted. 'The subject himself was very unkempt, his clothing was dirty, and would be possibly described as a vagrant type subject. A white male, appeared in his mid to late 20s. The subject was transported to Southern Nevada Memorial Hospital via Mercy Ambulance...' (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 344)
As no one knew who he was, Quentin was admitted to hospital as 'John Doe'. The only identifying marks that the hospital could record were his red hair and red moustache. He never regained consciousness and died at 2115 on 12 November. The police records listed him as a 'possible suicide'.
On the morning of Thursday, 18 November, Arthur Maren arrived at the coroner's office in Las Vegas and introduced himself as director of public affairs for the Church of Scientology. He said he would be able to make a positive identification of the body and at 11.25 he confirmed that John Doe was, indeed, Geoffrey Quentin McCaully Hubbard, aged twenty-two. Maren said that Quentin's parents were not in the United States, but were away on a trip round the world. (Miller: "Bare-faced Messiah", pg. 345)
The Volunteer Minister’s Handbook published. (CofS)
Modern Management Technology Defined - Hubbard Dictionary of Administration and Management published. (CofS)