Hemet was the location of the secret headquarters of L. Ron Hubbard, the
founder of Dianetics, and the greatest humbug which this world has ever known.
P.T. Barnum was the best known man of his time, but Hubbard made Barnum look
like an amateur.
The following is an excerpt from Russell Miller's "Bare-Faced Messiah", which,
by the way, happens to be on the web:
"In many ways, Hemet was an ideal place to hide. It was a sleepy little
farming town, surrounded by orange groves and unremarkable in every way except
perhaps for its resemblance to a Rockwell painting. Its main street signs
reflected quiet respectability, small-town values and quintessential Americana:
Sun-up Milk Drive-In; Dollar Saver; Smile Jesus Loves You; Hemet Retirement
Home; Happy Birthday Doug & Laura; *** Mortuary; Hemet Motel Pets Welcome;
Gun Shop; Church of the Open Bible...The Commodore's new base was behind Lee's
Acupuncture Clinic, adjacent to a Pick n' Save supermarket and a drive-in
This was the scene when Hubbard moved in at the end of March in 1979, so some
of the scenery might have changed in the interim. If you could snap some
polaroids, and then scan and web them, some of the ARSers might get a kick out
of it (alt.religion.scientology newsgroup, deprogrammers, etc.). Then again,
if you're not into mad science (read "abnormal psychology") you could always
hang out at the gun shop!
member, yahoo club "model ic engines"
for machines you'll need to go into LA/Orange county. Not something
that I'd want to do during the holidays.
I can send you a copy of Machinery Journal and ?? Machine Tools West
?? that list a ton of new/used dealers.
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email address for personal replies.
>Saw your posting and am a curious newbie looking for a mill, how do I contact
>the supplier of the Machine Tools Wesr publication? thanks, Joe A.
another good one on the west
P.O. Box 7767
Long Beach, CA 90807
voice (562) 595-5731
fax (562) 424-1563
some GREAT industry "throw-away" journals are:
Industrial Equipment News
P.O Box 1158
Skokie, Il 60076-9786
voice (212) 629-1523
fax (212) 629-1585
Industrial Product Bulletin
301 Gibraltar Drive
Morris Plains, NJ 07950-9803
circulation: (973) 292-5100
both have been a source of products/information that
have helped solve problems or produced novel solutions.
Both are must have items.
Let me know if you run across a Webb 16 x 40 in good condition.
best of the New Year to you and yours