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>> Statement: [Pages 120-121]

“Hubbard observed that 1972 was a leap year, and said that any woman on the ship could propose to any man, leading to a sudden rash of weddings.

>> True Information: Mr. Starkey, Captain of the Apollo in 1972, wrote: “There was no ‘sudden rash of weddings.’ As the Captain of the ship, I was authorized to perform all of the marriages aboard in 1972 and arranged to have them each certified and registered through the Panamanian Consul. There were 5 or 6 marriages that year. I believe there were in excess of 200 officers and crew aboard at the time.”