Newspaper Articles

Program: SYNANON

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES (below)

1959

June 18, 1959 –  Addict, Alcoholic Find Hope in Synanon’s ‘Hostile House’ Hays Daily News (by Ralph Friedman, North American Newspaper Alliance)

1960

February 25, 1960 – Plan Saturday Showing of Documentary on Narcotics  Van Nuys News

April 1, 1960 – Urge Passports to Control Border Narcotics Traffic Van Nuys News

May 23, 1960 – Judge Claims Scientific Application Deters Dope Pasadena Independent

1961

March 31, 1961 – Benefit Jazz Fete Will Be Performed for Synanon House Van Nuys News

April 8, 1961 – Delay Hearing on Narcotics Rest Home Independent (Long Beach, CA)

April 15, 1961 – Home For Addicts to Keep Operating Independent (Long Beach, CA)

April 16, 1961 – College Club Plans Talk on Synanon Van Nuys News

April 30, 1961 – 1961-04-30 Members of Synanon Talk to Rotarians Van Nuys News

May 9, 1961 – Synanon Director Invited to Speak at Rotary Meeting Van Nuys News

May 18, 1961 – Addicts Self-Help House Gets Boost Oakland Tribune

May 18, 1961 – Plea Saves Home for Addicts Pasadena Independent

May 25, 1961 – Synanon Group Speakers Due at Kiwanis Meeting Van Nuys News

1962

September 27, 1962 – Ex-Drug Addicts Convene Here Washington Post

1963

April 2, 1963 – Westport Seeks to Oust Narcotics Addicts Haven New York Times

April 30, 1963 – Halfway House for Addicts New York Times

June 16, 1963 – Addict Therapy Center Faces Legal Contests in Three states New York Times

October 2, 1963 – Helps Addicts The Washington Post, Times Herald

November 26, 1963 – Book-How Synanon Works New York Times

December 1, 1963 – Synanon Cure for Addicts Moves to San Francisco New York Times

1964

January 26, 1964 – Home For Addicts Fosters Self-Aid New York Times

March 9, 1964 – State Giving Narcotics to Addicts in Test New York Times

August 30, 1964 – 1964-08-30 Pelham Bay Tries to Curb Addiction New York Times

September 18, 1964 – A New Film Actor Starts as a Star The Washington Post, Times Herald

September 27, 1964 – Wynn Still Has Vaudeville Spirit The Washington Post, Times Herald

November 6, 1964 – City for Addicts and Criminals Planned by Rehabilitation Unit New York Times

November 8, 1964 – Hollywood Locates Fit Settings for Addictions The Washington Post, Times Herald

December 25, 1964 – Death of Bill Bendix Ends Suit About Health The Washington Post, Times Herald

December 30, 1964 – Addict Group Opens Office in E 78th St New York Times

1965

January 19, 1965 – Owner Files Suit on Synanon Office New York Times

February 14, 1965 – Synanon Forced to Restrict Aid New York Times

February 28, 1965 – The Life of a Junkie New York Times

April 12, 1965 – Narcotics Center Faces Opposition New York Times

May 3, 1965 – Synanon Rep The Washington Post, Times Herald

May 6, 1965 – Screen Synanon opens at the capitol New York Times

May 9, 1965 – Of Addicts and Angels New York Times

May 9, 1965 –The Ex-Addict and the Governor New York Times

May 9, 1965 – Where Junkies Learn to Hang Tough New York Times

May 12, 1965 – SynanonMovie New York Times

May 13, 1965 – Synanon Asks for Faith The Washington Post, Times Herald

May 23, 1965 –Letter from Synonite New York Times

May 23, 1965 – Those Who Split from Synanon Letter New York Times

July 30, 1965 – Synanon Turns Down City Help-Fears control New York Times

November 21, 1965 – We Ask the Wrong Questions About Crime New York Times

November 23, 1965 – Narcotics Traffic Up In Connecticut New York Times

December 8, 1965 – Westport Demands Ouster of Synanon New York Times

December 9, 1965 – Synanon Will Open East Coast Quarters To Assist Addicts New York Times

1966

January 26, 1966 – Synanons Center in Westport Ruled a Zoning Violator New York Times

February 13, 1966 – Court Stands by Ban on Mansion for Addicts New York Times

February 26, 1966 – Priest Suspended After Union Bid New York Times

March 2, 1966 – Dubay is Welcomed to Synanon House New York Times

April 5, 1966 – Center for Addicts in Westport Closes New York Times

April 10, 1966 – A Visit to Narco New York Times

May 2, 1966 – Synanon to Help NonAddicts Here New York Times

July 27, 1966 – City Starts Narcotics Plan to Turn Tide of Addiction New York Times

August 16, 1966 – City Program Finds Methadone Curbs Need for Heroin New York Times

October 6, 1966 – Memorial Services (Contributions to Synanon House) New York Times

December 11, 1966 – Ours is the Addicted Society New York Times

1967

March 11, 1967 – Synanon Starts Addicts Center New York Times

August 6, 1967 – Cool Talk About Hot Drugs New York Times

August 23, 1967 – Actor Says Talks With Ex-Addicts Helped Him Salvage His Marriage  The Washington Post, Times Herald

August 27, 1967 – Letters New York Times

September 10, 1967 – Outsiders Play Synanons Games to Ease Their Own Problems New York Times

October 08, 1967 – Coast Group Spearheads a Movement Seeking Clue to Human Feelings New York Times

October 15, 1967 – Methadone–Fighting Fire with Fire New York Times

October 22, 1967 – Narcotics Scored as Escaped Device New York Times

November 12, 1967 – Letters New York Times

1968

February 4, 1968 – 600 Addicts Aided by Ex-Users in City Program New York Times

June 29, 1968 – City Aide Assails Narcotics Work New York Times

November 17, 1968 – Narcotics Complex Split by Charges of Cultist Activity New York Times

November 20, 1968 – Staff at Daytop Village Continues Its Defiance New York Times

December 9, 1968 – City and State to Join Disputed Narcotics Program New York Times

December 22, 1968 – Catfish Turner is Back, Now Strictly a Dude The Washington Post, Times Herald

1969

March 3, 1969 – Ex-User Teaches Course on Drug Addiction New York Times

April 2, 1969 – Marathon House Proving A Great Success in Helping Former Drug Addicts  Lewiston Evening Journal (Maine)

June 19, 1969 – Outside: London Out of it The Village Voice

July 6, 1969 – Bridge From No Place The Washington Post, Times Herald

July 6, 1969 – Many Offer Advice on Drug Addiction–Don’t Expect Miracles The Washington Post, Times Herald

July 13, 1969 – Marathon Therapy is a Psychological Pressure Cooker New York Times

September 26, 1969 – Narcotics Addicts Find Aid is Scarce New York Times

November 28, 1969 – ‘Synanon’ No Opponents (part 1) The Washington Post, Times Herald

November 29, 1969 – Synanon Game (part 2) The Washington Post, Times Herald

December 1, 1969 – At Synanon ‘The Perpetual Stew’ (part 3) The Washington Post, Times Herald

December 2, 1969 – Synanon Is Name of Game (part 4) The Washington Post, Times Herald

1970

March 04, 1970 – Costs and Space Plague Addicts’ Centers New York Times

March 09, 1970 – J.H.S. 52 Attacks Drug Peril By ‘Sensitizing’ Its Teachers New York Times

March 14, 1970 – Teenagers Held on Drug Charges New York Times

March 22, 1970 –  The Fight Against Drugs Is In A Mess New York Times

April 12, 1970 – Synanon to Ceases Operations Here  New York Times

May 17, 1970 – Ex-Addicts Kick Smoking The Washington Post, Times Herald

May 17, 1970 – The Drug Scene in East Egg New York Times

May 26, 1970 – O’Dwyer Calls for Giving Free Narcotics to Addicts New York Times

June 10, 1970 – Dr. Abraham Maslow, Founder of Humanistic Psychology, Dies New York Times

June 30, 1970 – State Officials Quarrel With Sociologist on Part of $300,000 Study of Drug Addiction Here New York Times

September 06, 1970 – For Squares: Open House At Synanon New York Times

September 14, 1970 – The Return of ‘Little Esther’ The Washington Post, Times Herald

September 28, 1970 – Synanon Foundation Effective: Treating drug addiction through group therapy  The Southeast Missourian

1971

January 3, 1971 – Encounter Groupers Up Against the Wall  New York Times

January 7, 1971 – Reid Kimball Director of Synanon House – 52  The Washington Post, Times Herald

February 19, 1971 – Little Esther Isn’t, Now  The Washington Post, Times Herald

February 21, 1971 – Scream Scream Scream The Washington Post, Times Herald

May 19, 1971 – Buffalo Students Discuss Drug Problems New York Times

May 23, 1971 – Quitting smoking hard for addicts New York Times

July 5, 1971 – Evaluating Drug Treatment New York Times

September 12, 1971 – Brooklyn’s Alpha School is Devoted to Rehabilitation of Addicts New York Times

December 5, 1971 – Synanon Signs Up 550 City Addicts New York Times

1972

July 5, 1972 –  New Drug Center Fetes 200 Addicts The Washington Post, Times Herald

August 7, 1972 – Riding Ring At Synanon Ranch Is Scene of Marriage Festival The Argus-Press (Owosso, Michigan)

August 7, 1972 – Seventy-five couples tie the knot in mass wedding in California Rome News-Tribune

August 9, 1972 – Riding Ring is Site for Mass Weddings for 150 Ex-Addicts Gettysburg Times

October 1, 1972 – Beyond the Rational The Washington Post, Times Herald

December 31, 1972 – Prisoners Not Guinea Pigs New York Times

1973

January 14, 1973 – Former Prostitute and Addict Tells of Long Climb From Devastated Life to Emmy New York Times

February 14, 1973 – Former Drug Addict Successful Social Worker in New York City Observer-Reporter (Washington, PA)

February 26, 1973 – Matt Beard: He Started Out As Stymie In ‘The Little Rascals’ And Then Drifted Into Drug Addiction. Now He’s Shaken The Habit …  St. Petersburg Times

April 29, 1973 – The Delancey St. ‘Family’ The Washington Post, Times Herald

1974

1975

March 3, 1975 – Synanon Women Join Men in Head Shaving Routine Daytona Beach Morning Journal 

1976

May 10, 1976 – Ann Landers and Synanon The Washington Post

1977

1978

January 12, 1978 – Drug Rehabilitation Group Sues Time Magazine for $76 Million  New York Times

January 16, 1978 – Synanon Harassing Them, Apartment Residents Claim Washington Post

June 21, 1978 – Synanon to Close Proposed Headquarters Here Washington Post

July 7, 1978 – Synanon Foundation Apparently Leaves, Ending Controversy Washington Post

October 13, 1978 – Stan Kenton Son Surrenders in Snake Attack Case  Los Angeles Times

October 15, 1978 – California Probes Synanon Attacks On 15 Enemies Washington Post

November 23, 1978 – California Officers Raid Synanon Ranch in Snakebite Inquiry Washington Post

November 23, 1978 – Investigators Seize Tapes at Synanon New York Times

November 26, 1978 – Jonestown has Many Precedents New York Times

November 26, 1978 – Delivering Hate Mail New York Times

November 26, 1978 – The Lure of our Many Cults Washington Post

December 3, 1978 – Founder of Synanon Held in Snake Attack On California Lawyer New York Times

December 3, 1978 – Synanon Founder is Charged in Rattlesnake Murder Plot  Washington Post

December 4, 1978 – Synanon Chief Arraigned in an Alleged Murder Plot New York Times

December 5, 1978 – Synanon Chief Suffering ‘Acute Depression’ Washington Post

December 8, 1978 – Over 100 in Synanon Applied for Passports Since Summer Washington Post

December 10, 1978 –  A Changed Synanon the Subject of Inquiry  New York Times

December 10, 1978 – Synanon ‘s Journey From Healing to Violence Washington Post

December 16, 1978 – California Cults Facing Investigations and Loss of Support The Washington Post

December 19, 1978 – Police Ordered to Turn Over Synanon Tapes to Court on Coast New York Times

December 19, 1978 – Synanon Seeks Tapes Protection The Washington Post

December 21, 1978 – Founder of Synanon in AZ Served with Extradition Warrant New York Times

December 22, 1978 – Cults Get Millions in Tax Dollars The Washington Post

December 24, 1978 – Head of Synanon Is Called Too Ill To Be Moved to a Jail in Arizona New York Times

December 27, 1978 – 1978-12-27 Investigating Cults New York Times

1979

January 7, 1979 – Founder of Synanon Is Booked On Coast in Attempted Murder 1 New York Times

January 9, 1979 – Hearing for Synanon Leader  Washington Post

January 20, 1979 – Cost of Synanon Arms Is Now Put at $60,000 New York Times

January 21, 1979 – Practices of Cults Receiving New Scrutiny New York Times

January 25, 1979 – Court at Child Custody Hearing Bars Public Over Synanon Issue New York Times

January 25, 1979 – Foster Care Linked to Jones Cult  New York Times

February 6, 1979 – The End of the Hearst Affair Sarasota Journal

February 7, 1979 – Criticism of Chavez Takes Root in Farm Labor New York Times

March 2, 1979 – Synanon abuses aired in court Lodi News-Sentinel

April 18, 1979 – How to Win a Pulitzer New York Times

April 22, 1979 – Behind Small-Town Image Is a Sophisticated Paper  Washington Post

1980

November 19, 1980 – Square Dance (The Evening News)

1981

May 26, 1981 – Synanon Doctor Seeks Action on License (Kingman Daily Miner) 

1983

April 23, 1983 – Crystal Cathedral Wants Its Tax Exemption Back (Gainesville Sun)