Phoenix Congress Will Hear Tapes

PHOENIX, 16 Mar -- 1 just
can't seem to get rolling
on a column this time. We
seem to get less and less
communication around here,
and what little we manage
to • dredge up is s o unfar cable, I dislike

Important, of course, is
the report that the local
newspaper has employed a
reporter to write a series
of articles "exposing" Scientology. He has been checking the background of Scientology in Los Angeles,
Wichita, New York, Philadelphia, and Phoenix. what
he finds should make interesting reading -- for some

It is reported that Ron
was met by the Phoenix reporter when he arrived in
Washington (See Cols.2 & 3)
and fisticuffs followed. We
don't know how BIG the reporter is, or was.
4 A A
A suit for $9,000 damage
to a house in Paradise Valley, Ariz., leased for use
as a "clinic" -- from which
"windows were broken, entire casements torn out,
electrical fixtures pulled
loose, holes torn in the
walls and ceilings", has
been filed against L. Ron
Hubbard, the Church of Scientology, and others by the
Texas owner. The suit charThere'll probably be a
lot of vacation plans altered in a hurry June 3 to
6 -- unless those planning to
attend the Fifth Anniversary Congress - in Phoenix
are satisfied with listening to tapes. In a special
Bulletin -from the. HASI, it
was announced May 16, that
the Congress is be ing , moved
to Washington, D.C.., and
a "small Congress".-at half
price and without the pres.
ence of L. Ron Hubbard -- will
replace the one- scheduled
for the- homeland -of the

The switch in location
for the Congress, according
to the Bulletin, was made
because of "popular appeal"
froman "area in which - the
most Ls being accomplished
outside- of Phoenix". The
same schedule of prices or
iginally set up for the

ges the damage was done by
"deranged persons"E and the
house had been leased by
"agents" of the Hubbard
corporations. Hubbard de.
nied any official connection with the operation of
the house.

The only other tid-bit I
have that isn't. so odorous
you wouldn't print it is
that five more persons were
"released" recently by the
H.A.S.I. land just after a
staff of 22 had had their
pictures printed in ABILITY
MAJOR 2.) These were Ken
Barrett, Fernando Estrada,
Maxine Savant, Al Ingraham
(the man hired to "sell"
Scientology), and Don Jensen. According to ABILITY
MINOR 4, Barrett, Estrada,
and Ingraham were granted a
"leave of absence" and are
"barnstorming". Maxine quit
so she could take all the
courses. I have no further
Phoenix Congress will prevail in the Capitol City.

Dr. W.H. Young, 1826 "R"
St., N .W. , . -has charge of
reservations for the Washington meeting.

It also was announced
that one Advanced Clinical
course will be given in
Washington, after which Ron
will return to the HASI's
pretentious quarters ''in
Sciehtologiste will recall that it - was less than
18 months ago that Ron went
to Phoenix from his Camden
headquarters to give "one"
Clinical Course.
(ED.. NOTE—Any reference
to the Phoenix Congress on
other pages of this maga-.
tine a ply illustrates one
point: You can change your
mind, but you can't alter
the punted page.)
data on Jensen, except he
w,a$4tbe uranium (pro Ctor
who found the strike that
would "amaze even the A.E.

C,." The last we heard, they
were assaying the ore he
found for diamonds .

Don Breeding has come up
with a Simplified version of
the E -- Meter, which is reported to have Ron's appro.
w w „
C.A.D.A. was declared legally non-existent. It is
reported the members will
carry on their work in spite
of being un-mocked.

After you've left out the
bad news, what's left is
hardly worth bothering with
is it?. Maybe I should take
a "leave of absence".