Blog: A Brief History of How Scientology's E-Meter Came Into Existence – Part 6 - 2020-04-01

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F0.png A Brief History of How Scientology's E-Meter Came Into Existence – Part 6 April 1, 2020, Jeffrey Augustine, Scientology Money Project

L. RON HUBBARD REBOOTS IN PHOENIX

When Ron Hubbard lost Dianetics to Don Purcell in bankruptcy, he suddenly had no income. However, he still had plenty of cash stashed away that he had taken out of the Dianetics Foundation. Russell Miller relates an incident described by A.E. van Vogt that occurred during the halcyon days of Dianetics in 1950:

But while money was pouring in, it was also pouring out and there was no accounting, no organization, no financial strategy or control. 'One day the bank manager called me,' said Van Vogt. 'He told me Mr. Hubbard was in the front office and wanted to draw a cashier's cheque for $56,000 and was it all right to give it to him. I said, "He's the boss.[1]"'