Court Bars 2 Dianetics Practitioners
of a dianetics school today were on two-year probation with court orders
to stay out of business or go to prison. They are Earl Cunard, 8901 Dailey
Court, and Mrs. Refa Postel, 16345 Oakfield. Their so-called Detroit Dianetics
and Scientology School was operated in Cunard's home until police raided
it last March 25.
In Recorder's Court
yesterday, both pleaded guilty to operating a trade school without a license.
DROP OTHER CHARGES
More serious charges
of conspiracy and practicing medicine without a license were dropped,
over police protests, on the motion of William A. Flanigan, assistant
He said the other
charges were "difficult to prove."
"The main objective
was to put them out of business," Flanigan said. "This has been
done - for 2 years at least."
SENTENCED BY RICCA
Judge John A. Ricca sentenced Cunard and Mrs. Postel after accepting their pleas. Dianetics, the brainchild of L. Ron Hubbard, former science fiction writer, contends that people can relieve their minds of painful impressions which cause bodily ills by psychoanalyzing each other.