Wright misrepresents something which happened on the ship, stating, “Hubbard chose a different punishment for another of the older members of the crew, Charlie Reisdorf. He and two other Sea Org crew were made to race each other around the rough, splintery decks while pushing peanuts with their noses. ‘They all had raw, bleeding noses, leaving a trail of blood behind them,’ a senior auditor recalled. The entire crew was ordered to watch the spectacle. ‘Reisdorf was in his late fifties, probably. His two daughters were Messengers; they were eleven or twelve at the time, and his wife was there also. It was hard to say which was worse to watch: this old guy with a bleeding nose or his wife and kids sobbing and crying and being forced to watch this. Hubbard was standing there, calling the shots, yelling, “Faster, faster!’”
>> True Information: The above are false statements by apostate Hana Eltringham.
First, Mr. Hubbard was not present for the day activities of the festival, so he did not yell “Faster, faster!” This is a manufactured story. Furthermore, the Festival aboard the ship was conducted in a light fun spirit with games and contests and a Grand Ball in the evening. The facts are covered in a staff issue of 6 October 71. Even the day before the race, rules were issued, calling the contestants “Peanut Charioteers” and that “The Contestants should be equipped with knee pads and gloves.”