FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #119
May 29, 1953
SAC, Detroit (80-90)
THE HUBBARD DIANETIC RESEARCH
RESEARCH (CRIME RECORDS)
Reurlet May 22, 1953, requesting information from Bufiles
concerning captioned organization.
Bufiles reflect that the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation,
Inc., was incorporated in April, 1950, in New Jersey to further the
work of Lafayette Ron Hubbard, author, whose book "Dianetics" had
been published two years previously. This organization reportedly
went broke in New Jersey. An article appearing in the May 4, 1951,
issue of "The Wichita Beacon," Wichita, Kansas, stated that this
organization had recently established a national headquarters at
211 West Douglas Street, Wichita, Kansas.
The stated purpose of the Foundation is to "study and conduct
research in the field of the human mind and of human thought in
action" through the medium of "dianetics," which may be likened to
psychotherapy with certain differences as to method and concept. In
this connection, in March, 1951, the Board of Medical Examiners of
the Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey, was
taking to trial in the Union County District Court, Elizabeth, New
Jersey, a case against the Foundation. The basis for the case was
that the Foundation allegedly conducted a school teaching a branch
of medicine and surgery without a license.
In regard to Hubbard himself, an inquiry was initiated on
February 26, 1951, after information was received that he had been
arrested in Chicago for kidnapping his wife and daughter and taking
them out of the State of California. Since this was a family
matter, the U.S. Attorney, Los Angeles, instructed that no
investigation should be undertaken. The Los Angeles, California,
"Times Herald," in its issue of April 24, 1951, related that
Hubbard's wife accused him of subjecting her to scientific torture
experiments. The new story reported that Mrs. Hubbard, in a divorce
suit, claimed that Hubbard ws "hopelessly insane." Her complaint
stated that "...the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation did more
than $1,000,000 business in 1950."
NOTE: Above information was contained in Bufile 62-94080.
Letter to SAC, Detroit ----- May 29, 1953
Hubbard had contacted the Bureau on several occasions to make
complaints concerning his wife and the staff of his organization,
stating that he believed them to be Communistically inclined.
Allegations have also been made that the Foundation was of
particular interest to sex perverts, hypochondriacs, and curiosity
Hubbard, by letter of March 3, 1951, wrote the Bureau advising
that arrangements were being made to fingerprint his employees to
file with the FBI. He was advised by letter of March 9, 1951, that
the FBI had no authority to handle fingerprints with the exception
of those received from bona fide law enforcement departments and
Federal and state agencies. There is no indication in Bufiles of
the Foundation being requested to discontinue dianetic processing
in the District of Columbia.
Bufiles further reflect Hubbard also directed The Allied
Scientists of the World. Among the many purposes of this
organization was the goal of furnishing maximum protection to the
people and culture of various countries against the threat of
atomic war. This organization was investigated by the Post Office
Department in 1952 for possible violation of mail fraud statutes.