June 23, 1969
[ADDRESS BLOCK BLACKED OUT]
Dear [BLACKED OUT]
Thank you for your letter, with enclosures, which I received on June 19th.
The interest which prompted you to write and furnish this information is
[stamped] J. Edgar Hoover
NOTE: On the basis of available information, correspondent is not
identifiable in Bufiles. His enclosures are a letter from one [BLACKED
OUT] and an envelope directed to Hubbard Scientology Organization, Las
Vegas, Nevada. We have no record identifiable with [BLACKED OUT]
Lafayette Ron Hubbard and the Founding Church of Scientology have been
known to the Bureau since 1951, and are the subject of Bufile 62-94080.
Neither Hubbard nor his organization has been investigated by the Bureau.
He has been described as "hopelessly insane" by his wife in connection
with divorce proceedings. His theory of "Scientology" is an alleged
science which instills self-confidence and assistance in removing mental
problems. In August, 1966, the Department requested information
concerning the Founding Church of Scientology, inasmuch as the Tax
Division was involved in litigation as to whether or not this organization
is exempted from Federal income taxation as a religious organization.
This organization has been investigated by the Food and Drug
Administration, Internal Revenue Service and the Army.