Enid Conference May Spark Others | Doctor Sues 'The Ghost' For 3/40 Million Dollars
ENID CONFERENCE MAY SPARK OTHERS
Auditing, Discussions to Stress Scientology<
Hopes that the Midwest Dianetics and Scientology Conference, to be held in Enid October 30 and 31, will lay the groundwork for other get-togethers, was voiced by Norman Fritz of Wichita, chairman of the conference, this week.
Norman says a program has been arranged that will center around Scientology techniques and procedures, but will not be closed to a discussion of other therapies.
The convention will open Saturday, with registration at 1 p. m. in the East Lounge of the Hotel Youngblood, which is less than two blocks from The ABERREE office. Earlier arrivals will spend Saturday morning in self-arranged "bull sessions".
Lectures and group auditing, either by selected leaders or by tapes, have been arranged for Saturday afternoon and evening, and following the noon luncheon Sunday. Tapes and tape recorders will be available for those wishing to use them Sunday morning. Also, a volunteer auditing system will be set up.
Much of the "live" program will be patterned after the one given so successfully several weeks ago by the Scientology Road Show when it appeared in Wichita. Tentative speakers for this presentation include: Doyle Longhurst, John Burch, Nelda Woodring, Genevieve Crist, and Norman Fritz.
Charge for the delegates, Fritz said, will be $2.25 per person, which includes Sunday's noon luncheon at the hotel. For those unable to attend the luncheon, the assessment will be only $1 per person to cover convention costs.
A large delegation from Wichita, and several from other Kansas and Oklahoma points, have announced plans to attend. Invitations have been extended several prominent auditors, as well as members of the H.A.S.I. staff in Phoenix.
Although advance registration is not required, it is urged that those knowing they will attend, or who wish further information, write Agnes Hart, 207 North Washington, Enid. Agnes is corresponding secretary for the convention.
Doctor Sues 'The Ghost' for 3/40 Million Dollars
Several months ago, Dr. Clem Johnson, who has a unique way of expressing himself in "The Ghost of Scientology" about persons with whom he disagrees, took to task a certain "Dr. Vick's Vapor-Rub", whom he accused of "trying to seduce every lady preclear that he got for treatment."
There was much conjecture as to whom was meant by this unnamed "Dr. Vapor-Rub".
On Sept. 21, Dr. P. D. NaPier of Orlando, Fla., a chiropractor and fellow graduate of Johnson's from the Fourth Clinical Unit, filed a libel suit in a Florida court, claiming it was he to whom The GHOST referred as "Dr. Vick's Vapor-Rub", and asked $75,000 damages to his reputation. Much of The GHOST's article was quoted in Florida daily newspapers.
We don't know how much damage a story in The GHOST can do -- we weren't hurt by an earlier GHOST report that we'd been driven from Phoenix in a police clean-up -- but we can see how much more damaging might be The GHOST's story in newspapers which number readers by the thousands instead of a few hundred.
Dr. Johnson now operates the Southeastern Scientology Training and Processing Center in Orlando.
(Idea Suggested by Barbara Whitlow)
REPORTER -- So I you're 102 today? To what do you accredit your longevity?
CENTENARIAN -- A sharp-eyed thetan, good communication -- and I been in Scientology for nigh on to three years.