FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI #140
April 9, 1956
[ADDRESS BLOCK BLACKED OUT]
Dear [BLACKED OUT]
I have your letter of April 1, 1956, with enclosure. I am returning
herewith the enclosure in accordance with your request.
I appreciate the interest which prompted you to write and the good wishes
which you extended.
John Edgar Hoover
cc - 1 - Houston (Info)
_NOTE FOR SAC, HOUSTON:_
Bufiles reflect no derogatory information re [BLACKED OUT] He has
corresponded in the past offering his services. Correspondent's enclosure
is a pamphlet entitled "Brain-Washing - A Synthesis of the Russian
Textbook on Phycopolitics [sic]" by Charles Stickley, New York City, 1955.
[BLACKED OUT] Bufiles contain copy of this pamphlet which was sent to
Bureau by L. Ron Hubbard, the Hubbard Association of Scientologists
International (incorporated in State of Arizona), by letter dated
ARJ:ss (_NOTE CONT'D ON PAGE TWO_)
_SEE NOTE ON YELLOW PAGE TWO_
Letter to [BLACKED OUT]
_NOTE FOR SAC, HOUSTON (continuation_):
in which he states he may use the pamphlet in anti-communist campaigns.
This pamphlet was also issued under the Hubbard Dianetic Research
Foundation, Box 242, Silver Spring, Maryland. The stated purpose of the
Foundation is to "study and conduct research in the field of 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
In regard to Hubbard, 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. The U.S. Attorney, Los Angeles, instructed that no
investigation should be undertaken. The Washington "Times-Herald"
newspaper, in its issue of April 24, 1951, related that Hubbard's wife
accused him of subjecting her to scientific torture experiments. The news
story reported that Mrs. Hubbard, in a divorce suit, claimed that Hubbard
was "hopelessly insane."
Hubbard has contacted the Bureau on several occasions to make complaints
concerning his wife and his staff, stating that he believes them to be
communistically inclined. Allegations have also been made that the
Foundation was of particular interest to sex perverts, hypochondriacs and
_NOTE_: Information re pamphlet and Hubbard and his organization obtained
from Bufile 62-94080.
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