The Sea Org's sailing days finally came to an end in the summer of 1975. With his flagship Apollo laid up in the Bahamas, L. Ron Hubbard decided that it was time to found a "land base". Clearwater was chosen to be the lucky recipient of the Church of Scientology's largesse - perhaps Ron was attracted by the town's name.
The following document shows that his 1967 assertion that he had "relinquished the day-to-day management of the Church" was totally untrue; he was deeply, personally, involved in setting up Scientology in Clearwater. The last page is particularly interesting, as this is the order which led directly to Scientology infiltrating the US Government.
(We apologise for the poor quality of this nth-generation copy.)
Hubbard uses a large number of acronyms - in order of appearance, this is a partial list of expansions (any amendments would be welcomed):
FH - Fort Harrison Hotel UC - United Churches, Scientology front group used to buy property in Clearwater SLD - ? F&F - ? CW - Clearwater IRS - Internal Revenue Service DC - Washington D.C. org PROAC - ? USB - ? AG - Assistant Guardian PRs - Public Relations staff SCN - Scientology CSG - ? B1 - Bureau One of the Guardian's Office GO - Guardian's Office
Last updated 3 Feb 1997