The Mirror Los Angeles
February 26, 1951
Wife "Kidnap" by Dianetics Chief Solved
Ron Hubbard, Dianetics head who gets paid for advising other people how to
stay married, was reconciled with his wife yesterday, but only after
involving two police departments in his marital affairs.
Los Angeles police received a report that Mrs. Hubbard- estranged from
Hubbard for several months-had been kidnapped by her husband.
Phone Call Solves Case
The "kidnapping" was solved when Mrs. Hubbard telephoned police from Yuma
that she was with her husband, and had gone willingly.
But she complained that her husband wouldn't tell her where her 9-month-old
daughter Alexis was. Police told her the child was at a nursing home in
Beverly Hills police were brought into the Hubbard mix-up by the LAPD.
Local officers asked Beverly Hills detectives to check on Frank B. Dessler,
an official of Hubbard's Dianetics Research Foundation.
Hubbards Make Up
A car registered to Dessler was found parked near the Hubbard apartment at
1251 S Westmoreland Ave.
Dessler told Beverly Hills police that Mrs. Hubbard had agreed to go to
Tampa, Florida, with Hubbard. He said he is a good friend of the family.