FROM THE FILES OF THE FBI 266
O[?]ber 10, 1973
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internal Security Division
U.S. Department of Justice
9th & Pennsylvania Avenue
Re: Scientology of Austin (Texas) Church
I would like to to know as soon as possible if your division has any
subversive information on the above referenced organization.
The only information I have now is through the Houston Better Business
Bureau who informed me that this organization sell [sic] courses of study
to the public; these courses are written by a science fiction writer, and
is a Science of Mental Anatomy.
I am most concerned about this as I have a nineteen year old nephew who is
attending the University of [BLACKED OUT] at [BLACKED OUT] on a four year
scholarship. My nephew came to me two days ago and asked to borrow a
large amount of money to attend courses at Scientology of Austin Church.
He will have to withdraw from college and lose about $4,000.00 of the
funds from his scholarship.
I sincerely believe that the people at this so called school have brain
washed this young man. They have thoroughly convinced him to give up the
only financial assistance he has to finish college: his scholarship from
the [BLACKED OUT] in Galveston, Texas.
It will be greatly appreciated if you will answer my letter as soon as
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