FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 242
OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10
MAY 1962 EDITION
GSA FPMR (41 CFR) 101-11.6
UNITED STATES G[__]NMENT
TO : DIRECTOR, FBI
FROM : SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (100-22782) (C)
SUBJECT: HUBBARD SCIENTOLOG ORGANIZATION
SM - MISC.
Re Miami letter to Director dated 6-8-71; Los Angeles letter to
Indianapolis dated 5-25-71; and Miami airtel to Director dated 2-8-63.
The following investigation was conducted by the Los Angeles Division:
Indices of the Los Angeles Division reveal this organization is also known
(1) The Academy of Scientology
(2) The Hubbard Guidance Center
(3) The Founding Church of Scientology
As of 1963, the organization was utilizing letterhead stationery with the
return address of:
The Founding Church of Scientology
1812 Nineteenth Street Northwest
Telephone Adams 2-6296
Local bookstores and newsstands carrying paperback books in the Souther
California area have a 156 page paperback by WALTER BRADDESON titled
"Scientology For The Millions," published by Universal-Award House, Inc.,
235 East 45th Street, New York, New York 10017; which discusses article on
Scientology described it as "a growing cult that reaches dangerously into
2 - Bureau (RM)
1 - Miami (Info.) (RM)
1 - WFO (Founding Church of Scientology) (Info.) (RM)
1 - Indianapolis
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The April 24, 1951, issue of the "Times Herald," Washington, D.C.
newspaper, revealed that L. RON HUBBARD, founder of Scientology was
charged by his wife, in a divorce complaint, as "hopelessly insane," and
as having subjected her to "scientific torture experiments."
The appendix of the above mentioned paperback by WALTER BRADDESON
indicates Scientology had headquarters in England, Scotland, Canada, New
Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Rhodesia, and Denmark. It lists the
Washington, D.C. office as 1812 19th Street, N.W.; and the Miami, Florida,
address as 3898 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33137.
An article from the Los Angeles Times," metropolitan Los Angeles daily
newspaper, Part I, Page 23, October 10, 1970, captioned, "Ex-Scientologist
Tells of Fear' Atmosphere," describes an interview by Times staff religion
writer JOHN DART with one JOHN MC MASTERS, of South Africa. According to
the article, MC MASTERS was a self-described former personal
representative of Scientology's founder, L. RON HUBBARD. According to the
article, MC MASTERS resigned from Scientolog[?] the November prior to the
above reported interview. He desc[?] the Church of Scientology and other
organization run by L. R[?] HUBBARD "as engaging in spiritual tyranny.'"
The article continues in part, "MC MASTERS said he resigned because of
unnecessary harshness' in the organization that kept people [?] a kind of
electronic jiter. He said he also opposed his re[?]assignment from a
public relations mission to the United Nat[?] to service aboard one of the
Scientology Sea Organization's several yachts."
For information of the Bureau, Indianapolis was first involved in this
investigation on 4-26-71, [BLACKED OUT] appeared at the Kokomo RA
concerning his daughter who was soon to leave her job for a position with
the Hubbard Scientology Organization. She was working at [BLACKED OUT] at
the time. [BLACKED OUT] was concerned as his daughter was giving up a good
job to serve with this organization reportedly aboard a ship somewhere in
Leads were sent to Los Angeles, California, and Miami, Florida, for any
information regarding Hubbard Scientology Organization.
Indianapolis is in possession of requested information and no further
investigation is being conducted.