October 23, 1957
Diploma’ Witness Won’t Talk
Webmaster's note: "I was a Ph.D., Sequoia's University and therefore
a perfectly valid doctor under the laws of the State of California." [HCOPL 14
Feb. 1966"Doctor Title Abolished"] -- L. Ron Hubbard
For more information on Hubbard's credentials, refer to http://www.primenet.com/~cultxpt/ftp/degrees.txt
Joseph Hough, president of Fremont College and of Sequoia University
on Melrose Ave., refused today to tell Assembly "diploma mill"
investigators anything about his activities.
Hough stood on the Fifth Amendment 22 times today and the First
Amendment once as he refused to answer questions by Jim Loebl, counsel
for the subcommittee.
He also refused to tell if he had purchased a medical degree from the
Free University of Mexico (Universidad de Mexicana) in 1938.
Another witness told of buying a medical degree from the same Mexican
institution for $1100 through the mails and was granted a license to
practice medicine and surgery in one Mexican state.
William B. Buchanan followed Hough to the witness stand in the State
Bldg. After Hough refused to tell if he bought a degree from Adolph
Osterveen, president of the Mexico University.
Buchanan of McFarland, Cal., said he bought his medical degree from
Osterveen, and also a D.C. from the same man for $300 in 1952.
The witness said he also bought a Ph.D. degree from the Sierra School
of Los Angeles and another degree from Golden State University for $200.
"I paid around $2000 for various degrees merely by sending for
them in the mail," Buchanan said.
He said he formerly was a herbologist and naturopah and got the
degree to "influence my work."
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