2C CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL THURS., MAY 23, 1974
Guru Performs First Wedding
DENVER (AP) - Guru Maharaj Ji, the 16-year-old "perfect master" who married his 24-year-old secretary this week, has performed his first marriage.
The spiritual leader of the Divine Light Mission which claims six million followers, performed the ceremony Wednesday night for Robert Mishler, described as his righthand man, and Mishler's secretary.
Mishler married Eileen Wiesen, 24, a former airline stewardess, in a private ceremony at the guru's home.
Barry Ollman, the mission's publicity director, said the guru's marriage to Marolyn Lois Johnson of San Diego. Calif., signaled a new attitude for the faith. Ollman said Mishler had told the guru a week ago that he wanted to marry, and the Maharaji Ji had given his blessing, but told the couple to wait a while.