Detroit Free Press
Court Bars 2 Dianetics Practitioners
The proprietors 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 Cunardís home until police raided it last March 25.
In Recorderís 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 prosecutor.
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 Ė for 2 years at least."
SENTENCED BY RICCA
Judge John A. Ricca sentenced Cunard and Mrs. Postel after accepting
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.