FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #100
STANDARD FORM NO. 64
Office Memorandum - UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI
DATE: March 21, 1951
FROM : SAC, NEWARK
SUBJECT: HUBBARD DIANETIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED
INTERNAL SECURITY - R
Reference is made to Washington Field letter to the Bureau under above
caption dated March 7, 1951.
A review of the files of this office reflect the following information
concerning captioned organization.
On November 3, 1950 this office received a letter from C. PARKER MORGAN,
Secretary and General Counsel of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation,
Incorporated, 275 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, New Jersey, requesting an
interview with a Special Agent for the purpose of giving some information
on Communist activities designed to obtain the national mailing list of
the foundation. [BLACKED OUT] MORGAN was subsequently interviewed and
furnished the following information:
The Foundation was set up about May, 1950, to further the work of L. RON
HUBBARD, author, whose book entitled "Dianetics" had been published about
two years previously and had been very well received by the public. Many
branch offices of the Foundation had also been established to assist the
many clubs and study groups which had been formed to reach a better
understanding of "Dianetics".
According to MORGAN "Dianetics" is a new approach to the treatment of many
physical and mental illnesses without the use of drugs or medicine.
As Secretary and General Counsel of the Foundation, MORGAN had in his
possession, a mailing list containing about sixteen thousand names of
persons who are interested in "Dianetics" and who have previously
subscribed to material from the Foundation. In his opinion, this list
would be quite valuable to anyone interested in circularizing Communist
One ARTHUR R. CEPPOS, President, Hermitage House Publishing Company, New
York City, New York and formerly Executive Vice President of the
Foundation, had tried to obtain this mailing list from the Foundation.
MORGAN stated he had received information that CEPPOS was in sympathy with
the Communist Party; however, he was unable to elaborate on this. CEPPOS
allegedly resigned from the Foundation because of a dispute over policy.
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Letter to the Director -- March 21, 1951
MORGAN also stated that [BLACKED OUT] which organization is in no way
associated with the Foundation, is alleged to be a Communist sympathizer,
but MORGAN could not elaborate on this.
[BLACKED OUT] allegedly tried to organize a [BLACKED OUT] for the purpose
of having himself elected as the National President and thereby gain
information concerning the organizations already set up, throughout the
United States and its possessions. According to MORGAN, many clubs have
been formed, and he believes they would be a futile source for Communist
infiltration on a national scale, inasmuch as they have already been set
up on an organizational plan.
MORGAN stated that the Foundation is anti-Communist in its work and had
been criticized in Communist Party publications.
The above information was furnished to the New York Office.
MORGAN also advised that DONALD H. ROGERS, Director of Research and
Assistant Treasurer of the Foundation, is also a former Special Agent of
It is further noted that information from the Atlanta Office, captioned
REUBEN ARCHER TORREY, III, [BLACKED OUT] who is now associated with the
Foundation, has been furnished to the Bureau.
Enclosed is a copy of the "Look" magazine, published December 5, 1950,
containing an article on page 79 entitled "Dianetics, Science or Hoax."
This article refers to the book written by L. RON HUBBARD and the work of
the Foundation, and it is believed this article may be of interest to the
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